Pearl Zomermaand (1910 - 2014)

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Pearl Zomermaand

Rock Valley, IA: Pearl Zomermaand, 103, died Thursday March 27, 2014 at Whispering Heights, Rock Valley. Funeral Service will be 1:30 pm Monday at First Christian Reformed Church at Rock Valley. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Rev. Matthew Haan officiating. Visitation with family will be 1-3 pm Sunday at First Christian Reformed Church. Porter Funeral Home, Rock Valley in charge of arrangements.

Pearl was born December 9, 1910 at Sioux Center, IA, daughter of Andrew and Mary (Mulder) Van Kley. She married Bert Zomermaand on January 4, 1933 at Rock Valley. They lived in Rock Valley and Ireton before farming near Lebanon 10 years and near Hudson, SD 22 years. Pearl raised chickens, bountiful gardens, and had beautiful flowers. She did many sewing projects, crocheted, loved to be on bowling teams, and volunteered at Whispering Heights and at the Christian School. After Bert died in 1978, Pearl moved to Rock Valley and in 2002 to Whispering Heights. Pearl was a member of Lebanon Christian Reformed Church and its ladies aid group, and later a member of First Christian Reformed Church at Rock Valley and Ladies Bible Study.

Surviving relatives include her children, Mary (Ken) Tilstra of Sheridan, MT, Elmer (Ranae) Zomermaand of Sioux Center, IA, Arnold (Betty) Zomermaand of Inwood, IA, Nelma (Steve) Mannes of Littleton, CO; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Joyce Van Otterloo of Hull, IA; sister-in-law, Kathryn Van Kley of Rock Valley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert; brothers, Fred and Gary Van Kley; sisters, Caroline Elgersma and Martha Veltkamp.



Published in The Argus Leader on Mar. 29, 2014
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