Garden Chapel

Beatrice Aalbers

March 3, 2009
Oskaloosa, Iowa

1:30 P.M., Saturday, March 7, 2009
Otley Reformed Church
Otley, Iowa

After Noon Friday, March 6, 2009,
with family present 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Pella Garden Chapel Funeral Home

Otley Reformed Church
Hospice of Mahaska County

Children: Lois and Jerry Haines - Oskaloosa, Iowa
Randy and Cindy Aalbers - Minburn, Iowa

In Memory Of

Beatrice Aalbers
Otley, Iowa
(Age 87)

July 22, 1921 - March 3, 2009

Beatrice Rebecca Aalbers, daughter of Dick A. and Clara (De Goey) Rietveld, was born July 22, 1921 in Pella, Iowa. She passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at the Oskaloosa Care Center, Oskaloosa, Iowa, at the age of eighty-seven years.

Beatrice grew up on the farm and attended country grade school where she completed the eighth grade.

On June 28, 1940 Beatrice was united in marriage with Marion Aalbers in Pella, Iowa. To this union three children were born: Roger, Lois, and Randy.

Beatrice and Marion farmed near Otley for fifty-nine years prior to moving to Pella in 2001. Beatrice helped with the farm work and was a loving housewife to her husband and their three children. Her favorite place was her home where she enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.

Beatrice and Marion were members of the Otley Reformed Church where she did volunteer work as well as being a member of the Banner Bears and the Dorcas Society.

Those left to cherish her memory are: her son, Randy and his wife, Cindy of Minburn, Iowa; her daughter, Lois and her husband Jerry Haines of Oskaloosa, Iowa; five grandchildren: Jeff Haines, Deb Porter, Dustin Aalbers, Tammy Renaud, and Jaci Underwood; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her brother, Robert Rietveld and his wife, Gerry of Hutchinson, Kansas; her sister: LaVerne Van Dusseldorp of Oskaloosa, Iowa; and her sister-in-law: Cornelia Mae Koopmans of Pella, Iowa.

Preceding her in death were: her parents; her husband, Marion, on July 26, 2003; and her son, Roger, in 1991; and her parents-in-law, Gysbert and Gertrude Aalbers.

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