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1924 Evert 2021

Evert W. Reuvers

March 5, 1924 — September 14, 2021

Evert W. Reuvers
Primghar, Iowa
Services for Evert W. Reuvers, age 97, of Primghar who passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn. A private family funeral service will be held on Monday, September 20, 2021, at American Reformed Church with Rev. Cory Grimm ~ officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, September 20, 2021, at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon. Family and friends are welcome to attend the graveside service.
Visitation with out the family present will be from 2 – 4 P.M. on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.


March 5, 1924 ~ North of Sheldon, Iowa
September 14, 2021 ~ Sanborn, Iowa

Private Family, Monday, September 20, 2021
American Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Pastor Cory Grimm ~ Officiating

“In The Garden”
Piano Solo by: Kevin Grothaus

Organist: Alyda Haack

Jennifer Bengston Johanna Anderson
Kelsie Menke
Jonathan Reuvers Jeff Grothaus
Jason Grothaus Kevin Grothaus
Chris Bengtson Todd Anderson Alex Plasier

1:00 P.M. Graveside Service,
Monday, September 20, 2021
East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

Military graveside presented by:

After today’s service, relatives are
Invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements are under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa.
Evert William Reuvers was born on March 5, 1924, to Henry and Tena (Boerhave) Reuvers in a farmhouse north of Sheldon, Iowa. He attended school at Grant Township No. 1 at the age of four and a half in first grade. He was drafted into the United States Army in May of 1943 and honorably discharged in March of 1945. He served as a sergeant in WWII serving in France, Germany, Holland, and Belgium. On December 3, 1946, he was united in marriage to Carrie Mastbergen at the home of her parents near Sheldon. After their marriage the couple lived in Sheldon for two years. They began farming south of Primghar in 1949 and in 1967 they purchased their own farm southwest of Primghar. The couple retired in 1984 and built their current home in Primghar. The couple enjoyed vacations across the United States, Europe, and spent many winters in Mesa, Arizona. Evert passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn, reaching the age of 97 years, 6 months, and 9 days.
Evert was a member of the American Reformed Church in Primghar where he served as a deacon and elder. He enjoyed fishing, music, singing, camping, and playing cards.
Left to cherish his memory are three children, Ronald and his wife, Debra Reuvers of Northwood, Iowa; Sharon and her husband, Ronald Grothaus of Primghar, Iowa and Cheryl and her husband Jon Risen of West Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren, Jennifer Bengston, Jonathan Reuvers, Johanna Anderson, Jeffery and Jason Grothaus; two step-grandchildren, Teresa Bjork and Kristi Steinkamp; 15 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one brother, John and his wife, Bernice Reuvers of Marshall, Minnesota; one sister, Winifred Simmelink of Orange City, Iowa; sister-in-law, Helen Reuvers of Boyden, Iowa, also other relatives and friends.
Evert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Carrie, sister, Marjorie and Marion Menning, brother, Junior Reuvers and brother-in-law, Roland Simmelink.
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Service Schedule

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Homes - Primghar

415 South Hayes Avenue, Primghar, IA 51245

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Monday, September 20, 2021

1:00 - 1:15 pm (Central time)

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave., Sheldon, IA 51201

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East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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