Garden Chapel

Aletta Hiemstra

October 25, 2013
Pella, Iowa

10:30 A.M., Monday, October 28, 2013
Covenant Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa

Beginning at 11:00 A.M. Sunday, October 27, 2013
with family present from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

Pella Christian Grade School
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Oakwood Cemetery
Pella, Iowa

In Memory Of

Aletta Hiemstra
Pella, Iowa
(Age 95)

January 14, 1918 - October 25, 2013

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Aletta Johanna Hiemstra was born on January 14, 1918, to Cornelius (Neil) and Jennie (Van Ryswyk) Rus near Runnells, Iowa.  She passed away Friday, October 25, 2013, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House at the age of ninety- five.

Aletta grew up west of Pella and attended the Valley View Country School. On February 16, 1939, she was united in marriage with Andrew Hiemstra at her parent's home. Andrew and Aletta started farming near Otley soon after their marriage. They later moved to a farm near Monroe, then Prairie City, and in 1948 moved to a farm near Pella where they lived until 1988 when they moved to Pella. They were blessed with seven children: Ronald, Richard, Norma, Barbara, Mark, David, and Lila Joy who died in infancy.

Aletta was a faithful member of the Covenant Reformed Church in Pella. She was active with various church groups, volunteered with Hospice, enjoyed knitting, painting, and socializing. Aletta's church and family were very important to her.

Those left to cherish her memory in addition to her six children are: her brother, Peter D. Rus of Pella, sister, Alma Vos of Pella, and sister-in-law, Wilma Rus of Michigan.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Andrew, October 15, 2009; her daughter, Lila Joy; her sons-in-law, Larry Vander Werff and Paul Vos; her great-grandaughter, Jenna Hiemstra; and her siblings: sister, Evalena Witzenberg and brother, Dick J. Rus. 

Ronald and Norma Hiemstra – Des Moines, Iowa
            Douglas and Ellen Hiemstra
                        Aletta, Emmet, Henry, James Hiemstra
            Jill and Charlie Reiter
            Paul and Leslie Hiemstra
                        Bryce and Joel Hiemstra

Richard and Eileen Hiemstra – Pella, Iowa
            Rhonda and David Kermode
                        Josh and Jenny Hamre
                                    Hartley and Tyce Hamre
                        Wade and Malory Hamre
                                    Jaiden Hamre
            Russell and Shaun Hiemstra
                        Mitchell and Jaret Hiemstra
            Amy Hiemstra and Paul Damien

Norma and the late Larry Vander Werff – Newton, Iowa
            Karla and Mark De Cook
                        Jessica and Josh Vander Molen
                                    Jaelynn Smith
                        Jake Boot
            Krista and Kent Long
                        Owen Long
            Kathy Vander Werff
            Kelly and Chad Bender

Barbara and the late Paul Vos – Pella, Iowa
            Gina and David Stansell
                        Bendert, Willa, and Dora Stansell
            Craig Vos
            Brian and Becky Vos
                        Emma, Benjamin, and Aletta Vos
            Michelle Vos

Mark and Christine Hiemstra – Tucson, Arizona
            Ron and Mandi Sharpe
                        Mackenna Sharpe
            Andrew Hiemstra
            Grant Hiemstra

David and Nancy Hiemstra – Lino Lakes, Minnesota
            Kirsten and David Vaca
            Nathan Hiemstra

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