Leonard De Groot

Leonard De Groot
68
Orange City, Iowa
April 22, 2019
Leonard De Groot, 68, of Orange City, Iowa, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019, at Unity Point Health – St. Luke’s, Sioux City, Iowa.
Memorial service was Saturday, April 27, at Redeemer United Reformed Church, Orange City, with interment in West Lawn Cemetery, Orange City.
Leonard Dean was born Jan. 20, 1951, in Orange City, the son of Clarence and Jeanette (Andringa) De Groot. He was raised in northwest Iowa and graduated from the Western Christian High School in Hull in 1969.
On June 12, 1973, he married Susan Van Berkum. The couple made their home in Orange City. He worked at Sioux Center Creamery, Hull and Sioux Center Farmer’s Cooperatives, and Rock Valley Lumber Yard. For the past 20 years, he worked for Jellema Construction in Alton.
Survivors include his wife two children, Amy (Adam) Smedsrud, of Luverne, Minnesota, and Jan De Groot of Merrill, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; four siblings, Dick (Bonnie) De Groot of Tea, South Dakota, Caryl (Brian) Dokter of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ann (Evan) Ter Horst of Sioux Center and Janna (Russ) Vande Griend of Allendale, Michigan, and Sue’s siblings, Bill (Connie) Van Berkum and Ivan (Colleen) Van Berkum, all of Sioux Center.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David De Groot, and a granddaughter.

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