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Jennie Lode

December 20, 1923 — April 8, 2018


BORN: December 20, 1923 ~ Sheldon, Iowa
PASSED AWAY: April 8, 2018 ~ Spirit Lake, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Friday, April 13, 2018
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Paul Van Maaren ~ Officiating

Visitation with the family present will be
from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, April 12, 2018
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon;

“I’ll Be Waiting At The River” CD by Pastor Billy Ball
“In The Garden”
“Precious Lord Take My Hand
Sung by: Rev. Paul Van Maaren
“Amazing Grace”
“Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling”
Organist: Ingeta Tutje

Lynn & Anne Stofferan Jeff Lode
Chet & Becca Stofferan Daniel Lode
Michael & Charlot Fanning Karla Burk
Dannette Fanning
Arie Poldervaart David Poldervaart
Steve Poldervaart Gary Poldervaart
Donnie Poldervaart Ronnie Poldervaart

East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

After the 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
Jennie Lode, the daughter of Arie and Gertrude (DeJager) Poldervaart, was born December 20, 1923 in Sheldon, Iowa. On March 25, 1943, she was united in marriage to Herman Lode in Sheldon, after their marriage the couple made their home in Sheldon. He preceded her in death on August 29, 2010. Jennie had worked for Bogaard Dry Cleaners until her retirement. She passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Accura Nursing Home in Spirit Lake, Iowa reaching the age of 94 years, 3 months and 18 days.
Jennie was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sheldon. She enjoyed playing cards, pool, bowling, sewing, going to Country and Bluegrass Festivals, spending winters in Texas, for many years. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family.
She leaves to cherish her a son, Leroy Lode of Memphis, Tennessee and a daughter, Mary and her husband, Michael Fanning of Spirit Lake, Iowa; 7 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Barb Poldervaart of Florida and Jolene Tapp of California; also nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Jennie was proceeded in death by her husband of 67 years; her parents and step father, Ralph Tapp; a daughter-in-law, Betty Lode; great-grandson, Jake Raines; brothers, John and Arie and sister-in-law, Romona Poldervaart; half-brother, Merlyn Tapp and half-sister, Joan Tapp.

Alone, Yet Never Lonely
Alone, yet never lonely,
For Jesus is my Friend,
He’s promised He’d be with me
Unto the very end.

Alone, yet never lonely,
Though earthly friends be few…
My Lord is All-Sufficient
I know He’ll take me through.

Alone, yet never lonely,
My Saviour holds my hand…
In weakness I’m made perfect
In His strength I shall stand.

Alone, yet never lonely,
I know He’s by my side,
Each day He walks beside me
To comfort and to guide.

Alone, yet never lonely,
I know when life is done…
My lord will safely lead me
To my Eternal Home.

By Caryl Joanne Meiners
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, April 12, 2018

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

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Friday, April 13, 2018

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

First Reformed Church

1101 7th St., Sheldon, IA 51201

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East Lawn Cemetery - Sheldon

700 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

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