December 8, 2010
2:00 P.M., Saturday, December 11, 2010
Berean Baptist Church
Begins 1:00 P.M. Friday, December 10, 2010
with family present 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society
or The Gideons
December 17, 1928 - December 8, 2010
Mary Helen Brummel Steenhoek Vande Pol was born on December 17, 1928, to Albert John and Hattie (Vos) Brummel at her family home near Leighton, Iowa. She grew up and received her early education in the Leighton area.
On December 23, 1948, Mary was united in marriage with Dale Delvin Steenhoek. To this union three children were born: Joan, John, and Mark. Dale passed away on September 2, 1982. On November 10, 1990, Mary was united in marriage with Wayne Vande Pol. Wayne passed away on July 16, 2004. Mary was a member of the First Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses: Joan (Steenhoek) and Gerald Aalbers of Manor, Texas, and John and Debbie (Schuring) Steenhoek of Pella, Iowa; her grandchildren: Scott Patrick Aalbers, Stan Alan Aalbers, Sheila Joy (Aalbers) Nemec, Shelby John Aalbers, Brady Allen Steenhoek, Corey Jay Steenhoek, Heidi Renee (Steenhoek) McClure; great-grandchildren: Scott Patrick Aalbers II, Sydney Paige Aalbers, Gerrit Allen Nemec, Anezka Dale Nemec, and Caden Alan Aalbers; sister: Rena Mae and her husband Gerald Van Zante of Monroe; brothers-in-law: Henry Bensink of Pleasantville, Reuben Steenhoek of Pella and Rich Van Wyk of Pella; sisters-in-law: Betty Mitchell of Pella and Doris Steenhoek of Pella.
Those who preceded her in death are: her husbands, Dale Steenhoek and Wayne Vande Pol; son, Mark L. Steenhoek; her parents: John and Hattie Brummel; her parents-in-law: Hugo and Johanna Steenhoek; sisters: Florence Paltzer and Betty Bensink; brothers-in-law: Lester, Mike, LeRoy, Alfred Steenhoek, Warren Van Wyk, and Mick Paltzer; sisters-in-law: Ruth Steenhoek, Helen Van Wyk, Viola Van Wyk, Ruthie Steenhoek, and Georgia Steenhoek.