Garden Chapel

Gerald Bogaards

March 13, 2014
Oskaloosa, Iowa

10:30 A.M., Monday, March 17, 2014
Covenant Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa

Visitation will begin at 11:00 A.M., Sunday, March 16, 2014
with family present 2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

Covenant Reformed Church
Mid-America Seminary

Oakwood Cemetery
Pella, Iowa

In Memory Of

Gerald Bogaards
(Age 84)

September 21, 1929 - March 13, 2014

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Gerald Bogaards was born on September 21, 1929, near Otley, Iowa, to Andrew and Henrietta (Menninga) Bogaards. He attended country school near his home and graduated from the eighth grade. At the age of nine, Gerald and his family moved to the Leighton area.

On February 16, 1949, he was united in marriage with Mattie Wilma Olivier at the Third Reformed Church. They were blessed with four sons: Kenneth, Ronald, Loren, and Dennis.

Gerald and Mattie farmed for six years in the Leighton area and then they purchased the Leighton Garage. In 1966 they moved to Pella and he began working as a machinist at Steenhoek Auto Supply and later became co-owner.

He was a member of the Leighton Christian Reformed Church where he served as a Deacon. Later he became a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Pella where he was an Elder. He was currently a member of the Covenant Reformed Church. Gerald was a former board member of Pella Christian High School and Grade School. He was a Cadet leader for ten years. He enjoyed singing, hunting, and fishing.

Gerald passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Crystal Heights Nursing Home in Oskaloosa, Iowa, at the age of eighty-four. Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife, Mattie, of Pella; his three sons and their wives; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his brother, Lawrence (Harriet) Bogaards of Oskaloosa; two sisters, Pearl Van Waardhuizen and Ruth Van Hal both of Pella.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Kenneth in 2007; his sister, Shirley Stursma; and his brothers-in-law: John Van Waardhuizen, Ray Van Hal, Paul Stursma, and sister-in-law, Bertha Bogaards.

Wife: Mattie Bogaards – Pella, Iowa

Ron and Karen Bogaards – Des Moines, Iowa
Jennifer Bogaards
Andy Bogaards
Jordan Bogaards
Jared and Janice Frank
Paul Frank
Angie Frank

Loren and Cindy Bogaards – Pella, Iowa
Drew and Kendra Kaufman
Matthew Kaufman
Isabella Kaufman
Jared and Abby Bogaards
Jack Bogaards
Darren Bogaards

Dennis and Eileen Bogaards – Urbandale, Iowa
Emily Bogaards
Sarah Bogaards

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