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Dorothy M. Den Hartog

April 5, 1929 — September 21, 2017


April 5, 1929
Matlock, Iowa

September 21, 2017
Sanborn, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Monday, September 25, 2017
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Paul Van Maaren Officiating

family present will be from 2 4 P.M.
on Sunday, September 24, 2017
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon

Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone
Sung by: Kevin Miller

The Old Rugged Cross
How Great Thou Art
Organist: Jett Korver

Evan Reiter Kevin Miller
Daniel Riemersma Dennis Wallace
Bob Brink John Corcoran

Greenwood Cemetery
Matlock, Iowa

After todays graveside service, relatives and friends
are invited to join the family in the
fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa.

Dorothy Mae Sluijer, daughter of Ed and Sina (Heikens) Sluijer was born April 5, 1929 near Matlock, Iowa. She attended rural school. She married Henry (Hein) Riemersma on January 3, 1947. After their marriage, the couple farmed on the home place from 1948 to 1964. They moved to Sheldon in 1964. Dorothy did laundry work for others for several years then became a nurses aide and worked in Sheldon Community Hospital for four years. She then cleaned houses for others for 23 years. Henry passed away on February 5, 1995. She married Don Den Hartog on April 5, 1996 at the Little Brown Church at Nashua, Iowa. Don preceded her in death on December 17, 2000. Dorothy passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Prairie View Home in Sanborn, reaching the age of 88 years, 5 months and 16 days.
Dorothy was a member of First Reformed Church in Sheldon. She enjoyed flowers, birds, crocheting and quilting. She also enjoyed camping, going to air shows and attending sprint car races.
Left to cherish Dorothys memory are her two sons and their spouses, Bob and Marie Riemersma and Jim and Linda Riemersma all of Sheldon; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Alice Sluijer of Sand Lake, Michigan; June Den Hartog of Sheldon; Jeanette Den Hartog of Pella, Iowa; a brother-in-law, Don (Glenda) Riemersma of Sheldon, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Marion Riemersma of George, Iowa; two step sons, Larry (Deb) Den Hartog of Sheldon and Dennis Den Hartog and friend, Terri Keith of Eldridge, Iowa; step daughter, Cheryl (Richard) Gruis of Marion, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, infant sister, Evelyn Doris Sluijer, great granddaughter, Angel Marie McDonough; brother, Loren Sluijer; brothers-in-law, Elmer Den Hartog, Lawrence Den Hartog, Howard Den Hartog and sisters-in-law, Jo Den Hartog, Ethel Kuyper and Lois Van Meeteren.

Psalm 121

I will lift up mine eyes to the hills,

from whence cometh my help.

My help cometh from the Lord,

which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer thy foot to be

moved; he that keepeth thee will not

Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall

neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is

thy shade upon thy right hand.

The sun shall not smite thee by

day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord shall preserve thee from

all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

The Lord shall preserve thy going

out and thy coming in from this time

forth, and even for evermore.
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