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Mary Helene Rozeboom

January 4, 1927 — July 3, 2019


January 4, 1927 ~ rural Sheldon, Iowa
July 3, 2019 ~ Sheldon, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Monday, July 8, 2019
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Pastor Dave Van Kley ~ Officiating

with family present will be
from 3 - 5 P.M. on Sunday, July 7, 2019
at Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

“My God and I”
“If You Could See Me Now”
Sung by: Marilyn Maurer
Accompanist: Mary Jo Huls
“How Great Thou Art”
“Amazing Grace”
Organist: Ingetta Tutje

Jason Kraai Verlyn Fedders
Craig Blom Roger Sauer
Larry Rozeboom Dave Wolthuizen
Myron Rozeboom Brian Rozeboom

East Lawn Cemetery ~ Sheldon, Iowa

After today’s 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.

Mary Helene Rozeboom, the daughter of Jacob and Maria (Bruyn) Kraai was born on January 4, 1927 near Sheldon. She attended country school in Lynn Township in Sioux County, Iowa. She married Marion Rozeboom on March 16, 1946 in Junction City, Kansas while Marion was in the Army at Fort Riley, Kansas during World War II. They lived there for one year. After returning home from the service they farmed near Cleghorn, Boyden, Melvin, Primghar and Sheldon areas. She was also employed part time at the Sheldon Livestock Sale Barn Lunch Café and with L’Trio Catering. After retirement they traveled and spent many winters in Phoenix, Arizona. Marion passed away on September 18, 1991. After two years living in the country she moved to Sheldon on May 13, 1993. She moved to Fieldcrest on July 21, 2012. On Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Mary Helene passed away at Sheldon Senior Care reaching the age of 92 years, 5 months and 29 days.
Mary Helene was a charter member of Bethel Reformed Church and made her confession of faith and was baptized on April 20, 1947. She loved to play cards with family and friends.
Left to cherish her memory is her sisters-in-law, Winona Kraai of Sheldon, Carina Rozeboom of Sheldon, Evelyn Nieuwenhuis of Wheatridge, Colorado; brother-in-law, Donald and his wife, Phyllis Rozeboom of Loveland, Colorado as well as several nieces and nephews.
Mary Helene was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Rozeboom, parents, Jacob and Maria; sisters, Johanna and Peter Kroese, Hermina and Henry Boerhave; brother, Adrian Kraai; brother-in-law, Allan Rozeboom; two nieces, Marcia Rozeboom and Mary Jean Schemper.

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the mountains --
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip--
he who watches over you will not
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming
and going
both now and forevermore.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, July 7, 2019

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Vander Ploeg Funeral Home - Sheldon

724 Sixth Avenue , Sheldon, IA 51201

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Monday, July 8, 2019

11:00 - 11:45 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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