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Rosella 'Rose' De Vos

February 17, 1949 — May 26, 2017


February 17, 1949
Hudson, South Dakota

May 26, 2017
Rochester, Minnesota

10:30 A.M. Wednesday, May 31, 2017
First Reformed Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Rev. Dave Van Kley Officiating

Visitation will be after 3 P.M.
on Tuesday, May 30, 2017
with family present from 5 7 P.M.
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon.

Children and Grandchildren

Amazing Grace
How Great Thou Art
Pianist: Jody Van Kley

Ben Carter
Gerrit Max
Jake Matt

Kevin Van Roekel Riley Van Leeuwen
Kyle Weisser Brad Meendering
Curtis Meendering Bob Vande Hoef

East Lawn Cemetery
Sheldon, Iowa

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to:
Sanford Home Health and Hospice.

After todays 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.

Rosella Rose De Vos
Rosella Jean De Vos, the daughter of Harold and Opal (Sorlye) Heier was born on February 17, 1949 in Hudson, South Dakota. She received her education and graduated from Hudson High School in 1967. Rose was united in marriage to Airlin De Vos on July 26, 1968 in Hudson, South Dakota. Rose spent her time raising their children and was an administrative assistant for Airlin in his Insurance and Wealth Management Business. She and Airlin took great pride in their family business, Roselin Community. Rose passed away with her family by her side on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota reaching the age of 68 years, 3 months and 9 days.
Rose was an active member of Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon. She was known as a helping hand to others and spent 20+ years organizing mission work projects with Airlin for the Reformed Church of America East Sioux Classis. She enjoyed spending time with her family, quilting, crocheting and sewing. Traveling was a great source of fun and relaxation for Rose, whether it be a short trip to one of the grandchildrens activities, a vacation week with the entire family, or a getaway with Airlin, they were always on the go. Branson was their favorite place to visit. They enjoyed a variety of shows and the beauty of Table Rock Lake. They quickly became unofficial Tour Guides to friends and family.
Left to cherish Roses memory is her husband, Airlin De Vos of Sheldon; six children, Allen (Niqui) De Vos of St. Augustine, FL, John (Roxie) De Vos of Harrisburg, SD, Aaron (Joni) De Vos of Cherokee, IA, Carissa De Vos Lee of Ankeny, IA, Bridget (Cory) De Vos Vaudt of Ankeny, IA and Ryan (Rachel) De Vos of St. Cloud, MN; twelve grandchildren, Matt, Jake, Emma, Breeana, Max, Nicole, Gerrit, Carter, Paige, Ellie, Abigail and Benjamin; sister, Delores (Don) Weisser of Sioux Falls, SD; brother, Harold (Marilyn) Heier of Wichita, KS, sister-in-laws, Lorrene Sullivan of Aurelia, IA, Francis (Bernard) Rhods of Rock Valley, IA, Henderene (Ron) Schuttloffel of Rock Valley, IA and Doris (Joel) Van Leeuwen of Tiffin, IA; also other relatives and friends.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents and grandchild, Jual Rose De Vos.

My Prayer

Dear Lord, give me patience,
Through what I have chosen to do.
I am prepared to give my life,
So that I may work for you.
I ask you for patience,
For the hill that I will climb.
And keep me from temptations,
So your glory I will find.

Bless me with your wisdom,
So my understanding and knowledge will grow.
Give unto me armor,
To protect me from the foe.
And be with me in the valley,

Where the shadow of death doth roam.
Comfort me with your rod and staff,
Until you call me home.
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