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Howard Krikke

July 20, 1934 — October 28, 2023

Sheldon

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Howard Krikke

Sheldon, Iowa

            Services for Howard Krikke, age 89, of Sheldon who passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Good Samaritan Society in George.  His memorial service will be at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Sanborn with Rev. Dan Donovan ~ officiating.

            Howard's Service will be livestreamed at:  https://www.youtube.com/@cornerstoneurc

            Private family burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon with military honors presented by McGlothlen-Cowie Post #145 of the Sheldon American Legion.

            Visitation with family present will be from 5 – 7 P.M. on Monday, October 30, 2023, at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sheldon.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to:

Western Christian High School, Sanborn Christian School and

Sanford Sheldon Hospice.

 

            Arrangements are under the care of the Andringa Funeral Home – Sheldon.

 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

CALVIN HOWARD KRIKKE

 

BORN

July 20, 1934 ~ Archer, Iowa

PASSED AWAY

October 28, 2023 ~ George, Iowa

 

MEMORIAL SERVICE

1:30 P.M. Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Cornerstone United Reformed Church; Sanborn, Iowa

Rev. Dan Donovan ~ Officiating

 

CD MUSIC

Prelude & Postlude

By:  Alvina Krikke & Chris Van Roekel

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS

#476 “It Is Well With My Soul”

#265 “In Christ Alone”  

Organist:  Donna Hofman

 

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS

Kendra Sandbulte                          Shane Krikke

Jillian Reuvers                                  Will Krikke

CASKET BEARERS

Brian Keizer                                     Bruce Keizer

Derek Keizer                                    Darin Keizer

Shawn Keizer                         David Den Herder

Michael Den Herder              Lucas Den Herder

Brandon Krikke

 

FINAL RESTING PLACE

Private Family Graveside

East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

Rev. John Vermeer ~ Officiating

 

Military Honors Presented By:

McGlothlen-Cowie Post #145 of the Sheldon American Legion

 

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

Andringa Funeral Home - Sheldon.

 

     Calvin Howard Krikke was born on July 20,1934, to Luke and Sadie Krikke at Archer, Iowa. The name Calvin was never used; it was the custom of the day to be named after a grandfather, but he was immediately known as Howard.

     He attended Sheldon Christian School until they moved to the farm by Plessis. He then attended Sanborn Christian.  He enlisted in the army in 1954 and served 18 months in Japan.

     On June 3, 1958, he was united in marriage to Alvina Faber. They moved to the farm in 1959 where they lived for almost 30 years. In 1988 they moved to Sheldon.

     Howard was a past member of the Sanborn CRC where he served as a deacon. They then attended Sheldon CRC where he also served on the council. Later, they became members of Cornerstone URC in Sanborn.

     Howard and Alvina enjoyed many years of attending their grandchildren’s sports and activities. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart. He used his woodworking skills in building beautiful furniture for his family.

     Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 65 years, Alvina, and their 4 children:  Donna (Rick) Groenendyk of Sioux Center and their children; Brian (Becky) Keizer, Bruce (Chelsey) Keizer and Shawn (April) Keizer, Denise (Keith) Keizer of Hull and their children; Derek (Brittany) Keizer, Darin (Jenna) Keizer and Kendra (Matt) Sandbulte, Diane (Kirk) Den Herder of Orange City and their children; David (Kate) Den Herder, Michael Den Herder, Lucas Den Herder and Jill (Damion) Reuvers, Dave (Carisa) Krikke of Bellflower, CA and their children; Shane Krikke, Brandon Krikke and Will Krikke, 14 great grandchildren, 1 brother Leroy (Sherry) Krikke, many nephews, nieces and extended family.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and his parents-in-law.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to:

Western Christian High School, Sanborn Christian School and

Sanford Sheldon Hospice.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Howard Krikke, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, October 30, 2023

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

Andringa Funeral Home - Sheldon

1601 Park St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

1:30 - 2:15 pm (Central time)

Cornerstone United Reformed Church

805 Sunrise Avenue, Sanborn, IA 51248

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Burial

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave., Sheldon, IA 51201

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