November 17, 2015
10:00 A.M., Monday, November 23, 2015
Central Reformed Church
11:00 A.M., Sunday November 22, 2015
With family present 3:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Hospice Serenity House, Oskaloosa
American Cancer Society
July 1, 1934 - November 17, 2015
Marjean Mae (Gosselink) Uitermarkt was born to Leonard J. and Mary Magdalene (Hiemstra) Gosselink on July 1, 1934, in Pella, Iowa. She was a graduate of Pella Christian High School in 1952.
Marjean married Verlan Uitermarkt on March 22, 1957, in the First Christian Reformed Church in Pella. To this union, they had two daughters: Mindy and Cindi.
After high school, Marjean worked at Rolscreen and later worked for Ideal Manufacturing in Oskaloosa. She returned to Rolscreen prior to starting a family. After her children were raised she worked in the admissions department at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, for 15 years. Later, Marjean owned and operated Closet Collections in New Sharon until her retirement. She cherished spending time with family, family vacations, and spending time with "the Gosselink sisters." Marjean and Verlan enjoyed going to music shows in Branson and visiting Verlan's military friends. Marjean and Verlan got together with their "five couple" group of friends for over 55 years. Most of all Marjean loved attending her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren's activities. Marjean was a former board member of New Sharon Community Daycare. She was also involved in many church activities including: Vacation Bible School, Bible study, Sunday School teacher, and was the director of children's music.
Marjean is survived by her family:
Verlan Uitermarkt of New Sharon
Mindy (Greg) Van Dyke of Grinnell
Jonathan (Nichelle) Plate
Ryan (Alex) Plate
Cindi (Dennis) Veldhuizen of Montezuma
Ashton (Clint) Long
Ava and Weston
Chelsea (Austin) Steenhoek
Courtney Veldhuizen and her fiancé Brandon Groenendyk
She is also survived by her sister Charlene De Kock of Pella, brother Leonard (Sharon) Gosselink of Pella, brothers and sisters-in-law: Donna Gosselink of Pella, Kenneth (Fern) Uitermarkt of Pella, Elinor (Nelson) Bogaard of Pella, Maxine Lanser of Centennial, Colorado, Melvin (Shirley) Uitermarkt of Leighton, Linda (John) Grandia of Pella, David Norwood of Washington, North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.
Marjean was preceded in death by her parents, brother John S. Gosselink, sister-in-law Nancy Norwood, brothers-in-law Gary Lanser, and Glenn De Kock; and nephew Eric Gosselink.