Bette J. Pekelder
Services for Bette J. Pekelder, age 90, of Sheldon who passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, December 17, 2021, at Andringa Funeral Home – Sheldon with Pastor Daniel Tracy ~ officiating.
Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.
Visitation will be from 12:30 P.M. to 1:45 P.M. on Friday, December 17, 2021, at Andringa Funeral Home – Sheldon.
Her service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page -
In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials be directed to the family for a designated place to be named later.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
BETTE J. PEKELDER
BORN ~ December 9, 1931
Family Farm, Sanborn, Iowa
PASSED AWAY ~ December 9, 2021
2:00 P.M. Friday, December 17, 2021
Andringa Funeral Home – Sheldon
Mr. Dan Tracy ~ Officiating
“What A Glorious Day That Will Be”
“His Eye Is On The Sparrow”
“Because He Lives”
FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery
After today’s graveside service, relatives and friends are
Invited to join the family at Andringa Funeral Home for a time of fellowship.
Arrangements are under the care of the
Andringa Funeral Home – Sheldon.
Bette J. Pekelder was born December 9, 1931, to Ike and Elizabeth (Vander Veen) Bosma on the family farm near Sanborn, Iowa. Bette attended Hospers country school and graduated from Hospers High School, Hospers, Iowa.
On September 11, 1952, Bette was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Pekelder Sr. at Christian Reformed Church in Hospers, Iowa. They spent their married life living on the Pekelder family farm. Bob and Bette moved into the Christian Retirement Home in 2015. Bette moved to Sheldon Senior Care in May 2021. Bette was a member of First Christian Reformed Church, Sheldon, Iowa. Bette was a hard-working farm wife and enjoyed showing Belgian Horses with Bob. They wintered in Almo, Texas for 20 years. Bette passed away on her 90th birthday at Sheldon Senior Care.
Bette is survived by her children. Daughter, Bonnie (Byke) Van Donge of Sioux Center, Iowa. Their children and grandchildren. Benj (Rhonda) Van Donge, Micah, Jamin, Eli, and Isaac of Sioux Center, Iowa. Ryan (Kari) Van Donge, Carter, Mya, Trey of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Eric (Jamelee) Van Donge, Hudson, Lincoln, Beau of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Daughter, Mary Beth (Jerry) Reed of LeMars, Iowa. Their children and grandsons, Rebecca Reed of Chicago, Illinois. Cinda (Jim) Krause, Kasen, Jacob of Moville, Iowa. Son, Bryan (Bobbi) Pekelder of Hospers, Iowa. Their children, Brandon of Bellevue, Nebraska, Brent of Sheldon, Iowa, Blair of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Her sisters, Sophia La Masurier, Lorraine Muilenburg, brother, Joe Bosma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob in 2020, her son Robert Jr. in 2012, her parents, 7 sisters and 3 brothers.