Sioux Falls, South Dakota
John Burggraaff age 79 of Sioux Falls, South Dakota and formerly of the Inwood and Sheldon, Iowa area passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. His Funeral Service will be Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Kevin Gingerich ~ officiating.
Visitation will be from 9:30 until the time of service at on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the First Reformed Church ~ Sheldon
Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon
Online condolences may be made to the Family at www.vanderploegfunerals.com
Arrangements are under the care of the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
August 8, 1943
September 17, 2022
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
10:30 A.M. Saturday, September 24, 2022
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev Kevin Gingerich ~ Officiating
9:30 until the time of service at on
Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the
First Reformed Church ~ Sheldon
“How Great Thou Art”
Organist: Ingetta Tutje
Lance Oostenink Patrick Ostemyer
Darren Cox Denny VanderWilt
Bill Erickson Greg Hunhoff
FINAL RESTING PLACE
East Lawn Cemetery
Arrangements under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home; Sheldon, Iowa
JOHN BURGGRAAFF, the son of Arie and Elizabeth “Betty” (Int’ Veld) Burggraaff was born August 8, 1943 on a farm near Boyden, Iowa. He attended school in Sheldon and graduated from Sheldon High School. He was united in marriage to Margaret Ann Zegars in December of 1963 in the Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. John spent most of his life farming near Inwood, Iowa, where he raised cattle. In his retirement years John worked as a Director of Transportation for a pharmacy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, SD, reaching the age of 79 years, 1 month and 9 days.
John was a past member of the Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa. He loved to be out in nature and was an adventurer, he was an athlete, enjoyed bicycling, he was an avid rock climber, he enjoyed ranching and raising cattle, and was a passionate motorcycle rider.
He is survived by his daughters, Dr. Barbara Burggraaff of Flagstaff, Arizona and Deborah Burggraaff of New Albany, Ohio; he is also survived by his brother and his wife, Edward and Ramona Burggraaff of Chicago, Illinois; a niece, Elizabeth and her husband, Jonathan Fuld of Chicago, Illinois a great nephew, Jack Fuld and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.