December 12, 2011
1:30 P.M. Friday, December 16, 2011
Second Christian Reformed Church
After Noon, Thursday, December 15, 2011
with family present 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Peoria Christian Grade School
Pella Christian Grade School
Pella Christian High School
July 2, 1923 - December 12, 2011
Jeannetta De Jong was born on July 2, 1923 to John L. and Carrie Vander Molen Veenstra near Peoria, Iowa. She passed away Monday, December 12, 2011 at the age of eighty-eight at the Oskaloosa Care Center.
Jeannetta received her early education at the Peoria Christian Grade School where she completed the eighth grade. Until the time of her marriage she lived with her family on a farm near Peoria.
On August 28, 1946 she was united in marriage with Henry W. De Jong at the Peoria Christian Reformed Church. This was the first marriage to take place in the church. At that time all other couples were married at the home of their parents. To this union four children were born: Myron, Cathy, Mary, and Junior. The family lived on a farm near Peoria until Jeannetta and Henry moved to Pella in 1979.
Jeannetta was a member of the Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid at her church. She was proud of her family and loved being a homemaker. She enjoyed taking care of her flowers and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of sixty-five years, Henry; her children and their spouses: Cathy and Gregg De Young, Mary and Richard Teachout, and Junior and Linda De Jong; her daughter-in-law, Marcia De Jong; fourteen grandchildren; and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Myron in 1994; her siblings and their spouses: Lambert and Cornelia Veenstra, Grace and John Van Wyk, Ben and Gretta Veenstra; and a great-grandson, Collin De Vries.
Jeannetta will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be missed by her family and friends.
Husband: Henry W. De Jong – Pella
Myron (deceased) and Marcia De Jong – Pella
Michele and Harlan De Boer
Harrison, Gracia, Dalton, Lincoln, Marleigh
Myra and Carl Green
Isaac, Harley, Katie
Marla and Kevin Van Der Hart
Marjorie and Brent Pederson
Cathy and Gregg De Young – Cairo, Egypt
Laura De Young
Kevin and Armenda De Young
Rachel and Jim Hughes
Mary and Richard Teachout – Pella
Brian and Tracy Teachout
Wendy and Jason Hartson
Candace and Scott Whitlatch
Crystal and Cody Kirby
Junior and Linda De Jong – Lynnville
Krista and Brian Klaasen
Alexa, Jadyn, Ethan, Dylan
Sandra and Mark De Vries
Andrew, Collin (deceased), Abigail, Alex
Justin and Rachel De Jong