May 26, 2007
1:00 P.M. Thursday, May 31, 2007
Trinity Reformed Church
Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday,
with family present 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella Comfort House
American Cancer Society
January 17, 1919 - May 25, 2007
Lester Daniel Vander Linden, son of Dan W. and Nettie Rouwenhorst Vander Linden, was born January 17, 1919 near Leighton, Iowa. He passed away at the Pella Hospice Comfort House on Saturday morning, May 26, 2007 at the age of eighty-eight years.
On October 11, 1940 Lester was united in marriage with Viola Ruth Dykstra at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa. To this union three children were born: Edwin, Marilyn, and Marcella. Currently Lester and Viola were living at Vriendschap Village in Pella.
Lester worked at various places including Kuyper Lumber Yard and, for thirty years, at the Pella Rolscreen Company from which he retired. After retiring he work at several different jobs, one of which was his own photography business.
He was a member of Trinity Reformed Church in Pella.
Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife of nearly sixty-seven years, Viola; three children and their spouses; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one brother: Harold Vander Linden of Strawberry Point, Iowa; two sisters-in-law: Gertrude Dykstra of Pella, Iowa and Jeanette Dykstra of Prairie City, Iowa; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Glen and Bernice Erickson of Mesa, Arizona.
Lester will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be missed by his family and many friends.
Edwin Lee and Jeanne (Dykstra)Vander Linden -
Lorili and Mark Conner
Kimberly and Marshall La Fon
Grant, Ethan, and Jakob
Michael Vander Linden
Christine Vander Linden
Marilyn and Ron Rozenboom - Rose Hill, Iowa
Laura and Brian Ten Pass
Tyler and Hollie
Diane and Harwin Te Slaa
Terissa, Allison, Jamison, and Jonathon
Jana and Richard Van Rooyen
Katie, Joseph, and Daniel
Marcella and Carl Vander Molen - Bradenton, Florida
Scott and Char Vander Molen
Aaron Van Vark
Ashley Van Vark
Roy, Rebecca, and Renee
Gail and Mark Melichar