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Alice Shirley Den Hartog

December 15, 1929 — January 2, 2022

Alice S. Den Hartog
Sheldon, Iowa
Alice S. Den Hartog, age 92, of Sheldon, Iowa who passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at the Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, Iowa. Her funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Paul Van Maaren ~ officiating.
Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.
Visitation with family present will be from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa.
Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.
Online condolences may be made to the Family at www.vanderploegfunerals.com

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALICE S. DEN HARTOG

BORN
December 15, 1929 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

PASSED AWAY
January 2, 2022 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

AGE
92 years and 18 days

CELEBRATION OF LIFE
2:00 P.M. Friday, January 7, 2022
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Paul Van Maaren ~ Officiating

MUSIC
“I Can Only Imagine” CD
“Jesus Loves Me”
Special Music Sung by the Great Grandchildren

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“Blessed Assurance
“I Love To Tell The Story”
“Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
Organist: Jett Korver

CASKET BEARERS
Seth Vogel Sara Vogel Mark Den Hartog
Jennifer Groote Amy Groen Chad Den Hartog
Lacey Den Hartog Kelsey Cooper

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Holly Vogel Tyler Lewis Michelle Den Hartog
Jim Groote Ben Groen Kellie Den Hartog Andy Cooper

FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

The service will be Livestreamed at sheldonfirstreformed.com

After today’s service the family invites family and friends to join them in the fellowship hall of the church.


Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon.
Alice Shirley Den Hartog, born December 15, 1929 in Sheldon, IA, was the daughter of John and Tena (Dykstra) Heitmeyer. Her childhood years were spent on farms north of Sheldon. Alice attended country school through the 8th grade and then graduated from Sheldon High School.
On February 15, 1950, she was united in marriage to Willard Den Hartog. They lived and farmed together for their entire married life one mile west of the Ritter Elevator north of Sheldon. She continued to live there until the last few months of her life.
Alice’s life was full of giving, service and dedication to those that she loved. During her high school years, she helped to take care of her younger brothers and sisters after her Mother had a ruptured appendix. Her adult life was forever filled with family, from the daily activities and meals of farm life to family gatherings. As a Mom and Grandma, she wanted to be at each sporting, music, dance or other event that involved her family.
Her church life at First Reformed was extensive and varied. She was active in Bible studies, ladies circle groups, teaching Sunday School, directing and teaching Vacation Bible School, youth sponsor and always volunteering especially when food was needed.
She was a friend to many and cared for them with her love, a greeting card and her prayers.
Some of those who will miss her love and concern are her children, Twyla (Marwin) Vogel – Sheldon, Denise Den Hartog - Denver, CO, and Wayne (Debbie) Den Hartog – Sheldon; grandchildren, Seth (Holly) Vogel – Spirit Lake, Sara Vogel (Tyler Lewis) – Haiku, HI, Mark (Michelle) Den Hartog – Sheldon, Jennifer (Jim) Groote – Sheldon, Amy (Ben) Groen – Spirit Lake, Chad (Kellie) Den Hartog – Rock Rapids, Lacey Den Hartog – Greenwood Village, CO, and Kelsey (Andy) Cooper – Sheldon; a brother, Junior (Joan) Heitmeyer – Albert Lea, MN; a sister, Karen (Dale) Boer – Sheldon; a sister-in-law, Renee Heitmeyer – Garner, IA; brothers-in-law, Elmer Den Hartog and Gene (Marlys) Den Hartog both of Sheldon, 11 great grandchildren and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Among those preceding her in death were her husband, Willard in 1998, her parents, granddaughter, Rebecca Den Hartog, brothers, Sidney, John Junior and Herman, and her sister, Sandra Koele.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alice Shirley Den Hartog, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, January 6, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

First Reformed Church

1101 7th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Service

Friday, January 7, 2022

2:00 - 2:45pm (Central time)

First Reformed Church

1101 7th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Burial

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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