Garden Chapel

Alvin Goemaat

April 12, 2014
Pella, Iowa

10:30 A.M., Thursday, April 17, 2014
Ebenezer Reformed Church
Leighton, Iowa

Beginning at Noon on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
with family present 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Pella, Iowa

Ebenezer Reformed Church Memorial Fund

Evergreen Cemetery
Leighton, Iowa

Wife: Freda Goemaat – Pella, IA
Children: Connie Vander Waal – Manzanita, OR
Nancy and Ron Vos – Ireton, Iowa
Larry and Rammie Goemaat – Runnells, Iowa

In Memory Of

Alvin J. Goemaat
Pella, Iowa
(Age 89)

March 6, 1925 - April 12, 2014

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Alvin Jerry Goemaat was born on March 6, 1925, at Kirkville, Iowa, to Tunis and Alice Rouw Goemaat. He passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Jefferson Place in Pella, Iowa, at the age of eighty-nine.

Alvin's mother died when Alvin was nine years old. His father later married Rachel Kolenbrander, who became an instant loving mother to the young family. He received his early education at the Black Oak and Scott Center Country School and graduated from Pella High School with the class of 1942. In 1944 he joined the U.S. Navy as a machinist and served his country until 1946. He received a purple heart upon discharge.

On October 8, 1947, he was joined in marriage with Freda Newendorp at the home of her parents. They were blessed with three children: Connie, Nancy, and Larry.

After their marriage, Alvin and Freda lived in Oskaloosa where Alvin worked as a mechanic. They later moved to a farm west of Leighton, then to Leighton where Alvin owned the Leighton Garage for two years, and then became the Leighton Postmaster for thirty-one years, retiring in 1983.

Alvin was baptized and made confession of faith at an early age at the Leighton Ebenezer Reformed Church, where he served as elder, deacon, Sunday School teacher, and sang in the choir. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #89 and the DAV. He was a great pool player and enjoyed playing cards with his friends. He and Freda enjoyed camping and spending winters in Texas. Alvin also had a hobby of glass blowing, making many beautiful, delicate pieces for family and friends.

Those left to cherish his memory are: his wife, Freda, of Pella; his three children: Connie Vander Waal of Manzanita, Oregon, Nancy and Ron Vos of Ireton, Iowa, and Larry and Rammie Goemaat of Runnells, Iowa; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; his two sisters: Edna Van Ee and Donna De Jong; sister-in-law, Clara Newendorp; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Elva Roorda.

Preceding him in death are: his parents, Tunis and Alice Goemaat and step-mother, Rachel Goemaat; his parents-in-law, Harry and Harriet Newendorp; his sister and her husband, Syliva and Hal Laird; and two brothers-in-law, Vern Van Ee and Raymond Newendorp.

Wife: Freda Goemaat – Pella, Iowa

Connie Vander Waal – Manzanita, Oregon
Stacey and Mark Dills
Taylor Winder
Alec Winder
Troy and Scheris Schuring
Paxton Powell
Aaliyah Marche'
Alyssa Schuring

Nancy and Ron Vos – Ireton, Iowa
Brad and Stephanie Vos
Anika Vos
Amelia Vos
Randall and Nicole Vos
Greta Vos
Gerrit Vos
Kees Vos
Nicole and Scott Kallemeyn
Lauren Kallemeyn
Levi Kallemeyn

Larry and Rammie Goemaat – Runnells, Iowa
Brian Goemaat
Cora Goemaat
Ashley Goemaat
Riki and Tim Kadel
Carder Kadel
Calvin Kadel
Reese Kadel
Ronan Kadel
Randi and Mike Cole

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