Garden Chapel

Albert M. Pleima

October 16, 2012
Pella, Iowa

10:30 A.M., Friday, October 19, 2012
Second Christian Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa

Beginning at Noon, Thursday, October 18, 2012
with family present 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Pella Garden Chapel Funeral Home

Hospice of Pella or
Second Christian Reformed Church

In Memory Of

Albert M. Pleima
Pella, Iowa
(Age 90)

August 29, 1922 - October 16, 2012

Albert Martin Pleima was born on August 29, 1922, to Martin and Regina De Jong Pleima at the family farm in the Lower Grove area near Pella. He passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House at the age of ninety.

Albert received his early education at the Rider School in Jasper County. He met his future wife, Lenora Mae Blom, at the Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella. They were married February 19, 1948, at the home of Lenora's parents, Antonio and Josie Ver Ploeg Blom. To this union five children were born: Linda Jean, Duane Allen, Randal Lee, Marcia Joan, and Arvin Martin. 

Albert and Lenora farmed for thirty-one years, first on a farm in the Pella area and later south of Leighton. Albert was also employed at Brummel Brothers Feed for ten years, Veenstra Construction in Tracy for two years, Harvey Van Kooten for two years, Pleima Trenching, Mahaska Rural Water for twenty years, janitor of Leighton Christian Reformed Church for twenty-five years, and served two terms as Mayor of Leighton.

Albert was a member of Leighton Christian Reformed Church where he served as deacon, elder, and janitor prior to becoming a member of Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella where he faithfully worshipped.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife, Lenora; four children; thirteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; his brother, Nelson Pleima; two sisters: Alice Zylstra and Effie Groenendyk.

Albert was preceded in death by his son, Duane, on August 31, 1974; two grandchildren: Brian Roose and Melinda Roose; his parents, Martin and Regina Pleima; and his brother, Dick Pleima.

He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, for being a friend of everyone, for showing integrity and faith, for caring for others, and for being a generous and loving man. 

Albert's family:

Wife: Lenora Pleima – Pella

Linda Jean and Laverne Roose – Pella, Iowa
            Scott and Diane Roose
                        Jordan, Jenna, and Caleb
            Curt and Katy Roose
                        Kaylyn and Carter
            Brian Roose (deceased)
            Melinda Roose (deceased)
            Tim and Michele Roose
                        Aidan and Ainsley

Duane Allen Pleima (deceased)

Randal Lee and Kathy Pleima – Oskaloosa, Iowa
            Bradley and Hannah Pleima
            Brett Pleima

Marcia Joan and Keith Brink – Fremont, Iowa
            Adam and Holly Brink
                        Garisin, Baylen, and Harbor
            Lyndsay and Cory Van Den Heuvel
            Joshua Brink

Arvin Martin and Cheryl Pleima – Pella, Iowa
            Tracy and Aaron Stoltz
                        Maxwell, Aiden, and Griffin
            Amanda and Cole Smith
            Bridget and Taylor Lind
            Paige Pleima
            Payne Pleima

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