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Dorothy Uittenbogaard

September 14, 1932 — March 20, 2017

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
DOROTHY UITTENBOGAARD

BORN
September 14, 1932
Steen, Minnesota

PASSED AWAY
March 20, 2017
Sheldon, Iowa

CELEBRATION OF LIFE
10:30 A.M. Friday, March 24, 2017
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Dave Van Kley Officiating

Visitation will be after 3 P.M. on Thursday, March 23, 2017
with family present from 5 7 P.M.
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon

MUSIC
Because He Lives Sung by: Amy Bomgaars
He Touched Me Sung by: Brian Tutje

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
A Mighty Fortress
Blessed Assurance
Pianist: Jody Van Kley

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Great Grandchildren
Brittany Uittenbogaard Courtney Uittenbogaard
Tyler Uittenbogaard Colton Uittenbogaard
Chloe Sawyer Treyton Schemper
Chandler Schemper Jarace Schemper
Aidyn Schemper Jordan Lutjens
Kobe Lutjens Baby Stanton

CASKET BEARERS
Kyle Uittenbogaard Jeff Uittenbogaard
Lindsay Stanton Alissa Bornhoft
Zach Sawyer Jeff Schemper
Glen Lutjens

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Graveside Service
9:45 A.M. Friday, March 24, 2017
East Lawn Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

After todays 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 UITTENBOGAARD
Dorothy Uittenbogaard, the daughter of Henry and Dora (Eenkhoorn) Wynja, was born on September 14, 1932 in Steen, Minnesota. She graduated from Sheldon High School. On July 11, 1952, Dorothy was united in marriage to Marvin Uittenbogaard at Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. Marv continued to serve in the Marine Corps until 1954 with the support of his wife Dorothy. They made their home in California until Marv was honorably discharged. The couple then moved back to Sheldon where Dorothy began working at the Sheldon Newspaper office before becoming a full time homemaker. While at home, she was a dedicated wife and mother. Life circled around her family: preparing meals, housecleaning and caring for their needs.
Dorothy was an active member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon where she taught Bible School, Sunday School and Catechism. She liked going to Bethels Young Couples Club and the churchs Sunday night hymn sings with her family. Dorothy loved family vacations, wintering in Florida and treasured time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed snowmobiling, gardening, working in the yard and was known to spend hours on the phone visiting with her dear friends and family.
Dorothy was always one who cared for her family and others at their time of need. She was an encourager and supporter of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and was very proud of them. Everyone who knew her thought of her as kind and special. This sweet, sweet lady had a heart of gold, was always smiling and sharing her love.
Dorothy went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, March 20, 2017, reaching the age of 84 years, 6 months and 6 days.
Left to cherish Dorothys memory are her four children and their spouses, Jerry and Cammy Uittenbogaard of Sheldon, Judy and Lee Schemper of Sheldon, Sherri and Kevin Bornhoft of Humboldt, Iowa and Paula and Greg Sawyer of Sheldon; seven grandchildren, Kyle (Melissa) Uittenbogaard, Jeff (Tiffany) Uittenbogaard, Lindsay (Nick) Stanton, Alissa Bornhoft, Zach (Jen) Sawyer, Jeff (Jill) Schemper, Jodi (Glen) Lutjens; eleven great grandchildren with one more on the way, Brittany, Courtney, Tyler and Colton Uittenbogaard, Chloe Sawyer, Treyton and his fianc, Abby Pollema, Chandler, Jarace and Aidyn Schemper, Jordan and Kobe Lutjens; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wynja, Mary Jean Wynja, Elizabeth Wynja and Ardie Uittenbogaard, also many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marv on October 20, 2015; siblings, James at age 7, Wessel Wynja, Chris Wynja, Christina Ruisch, Joe Wynja, Jim Wynja and Edna DeGroot.

Memorials may be directed to Bethel Reformed Church.


Two tired eyes are sleeping

Two tired hands are still

The one we loved so deeply

Is resting at Gods will.



May she always walk in sunshine

Gods love around her glow

For all the happiness she gave us

No one will ever know.



It broke our hearts to lose her

But she did not go alone

For a part of us went with her

The day God called her home.



We Love You Mom And Grandma

Thank You For All Your Love.
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