February 28, 2014
10:30 A.M., Monday, March 3, 2014
First Baptist Church
Beginning at Noon on Sunday, March 2, 2014
with family present 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Hospice of Pella
January 7, 1926 - February 28, 2014
Esther M. Tromp was born on January 7, 1926, to Peter and Anna Rozeboom Roskamp near Edgerton, Minnesota. She passed away Friday, February 28, 2014, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House at the age of eighty-eight.
She received her early education in schools near her home and received her GED degree at the age of forty.
On August 1, 1944, Esther was united in marriage with William Vander Weide. They were blessed with seven children: Wilma Joyce, Harvard Gene, Marva Jean, Carol Joyce, Sally Jo, Ned Orlin, and Jayne. William passed away June 14, 1964
On February 19, 1966, Esther married Cornie Tromp and to this union a daughter, Cimberly Ellen was born. Their family became a blended family with Esther's children and Cornie's son, Kenny.
Esther's employment through the years was helping her parents on the farm, caring for her blind sister as a teenager, waitress at the West End Café in Pella, receptionist for Dr. Frank Overman, owner of Pella Floor Crafters and Carpet Cleaning, clerk at Red Lollipop, and cook at Hiltop Manor. She was an excellent seamstress, loved to crochet, and share her talents and gifts with her family. She loved to bake and her children remember the fresh homemade bread waiting for them after school. Esther was a long-time active member of the First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.
Esther is survived by her family as listed; her two sisters: Florence Vanden Bosch of Edgerton, Minnesota and Mona Westera of Slayton, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Bernice Vermeer of Pella; and brother-in-law and his wife, Gary and Muriel Tromp.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands, William and Cornie, her infant daughter, ten sisters, one brother, and her son-in-law, Steve Budding.
Harv and Lois Vander Weide – West Des Moines, Iowa
Doug and Dawn Vander Weide
Emma, Grace, Jack (JD), Job, Angela, Godwin
Leanne and Ryan Vande Kamp
Anna Shea, Olivia
Marva and Steve Hollebrands – Pella, Iowa
Mike and Jeanne Hollebrands
Carol and Steve (deceased) Budding – Pella, Iowa
Troy and Lorie Budding
Brant and Lisa Budding
Sally and Carl Van Dusseldorp – Jackson, Michigan
Tami and Derek Scott
Robin and Zoran Novak
Carrianne Van Dusseldorp
Ned and Cindy Vander Weide – Colfax, Iowa
Jason Vander Weide
Dustin Vander Weide
Jayne and Steve Langrud – Pella, Iowa
Travis and Julie Vander Wert
Tiffany and Joel Ehler
Cimberly and Matthew Hansen – Urbandale, Iowa
Gerrit, Joshua, Jordan, Cassie
Kenny and Sharon Tromp – Plattsburg, Missouri
Kayla and Tom Lawerance
And many other loved children from blended families.