Matilda Alons

Matilda Alons

95

Sanborn, Iowa

April 12, 2019

Matilda Alons, 95, of Sanborn, Iowa, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019, at Prairie View Home, Sanborn.
Funeral services were Monday, April 15, at Cornerstone United Reformed Church, Sanborn, with interment in Roseland Cemetery, Sanborn.
Grace Matilda Donkersloot was born June 4, 1923, at Boyden, Iowa, the daughter of John and Johanna (Rutgers) Donkersloot. In 1928 the family moved to the Sanborn area. She attended a rural school, then went to Sanborn Public School for three years of high school and graduated from Western Christian Academy in Hull in 1939. She attended Northwestern Junior College in Orange City two years and received a teaching certificate. Shetaught in two country schools and Sheldon Christian School.
On June 20, 1946, she married Daniel Alons. They farmed in the Sanborn area until moving into town in 2016. 

Survivors include five children, Judith (Loren) Van Duyn of Liberty, Missouri, Kenneth (Brenda) of Valley Springs, South Dakota, Lois (Larry) Postma of Sheldon, Iowa, Myrna Roder (fiancé Jerry Breuker) of Arnold’s Park, Iowa, and Norma (Randy) Geels of Sioux Center, Iowa; 17 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Marvin (Luann) Donkersloot of Sheldon, and sister-in-law, Marie Donkersloot of Worthington, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ray (Alyda) Donkersloot, Henry (Bernice) Donkersloot and Al Donkersloot; sisters, Gert Donkersloot, Gladys (Earl) Elgersma; son-in-law, Allen Roder, and a grandson.

Comments are closed.

  • Arlin Hinkeldey

    February 12th, 2020
    by

    85 Cherokee, Iowa January 29, 2020 Arlin H. Hinkeldey, 85, of Cherokee, Iowa, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Buena […]


    Donald Hungerford

    February 12th, 2020
    by

    77 Spirit Lake, Iowa January 27, 2020 Donald M. Hungerford, 77, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, […]


    Henrietta Boeve

    February 4th, 2020
    by

    90 Hills, Minnesota January 24, 2020 Henrietta Boeve,  90, of Hills, Minnesota, died  Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Tuff Memorial Home in […]


    Arta Schoep

    February 4th, 2020
    by

    84 Sioux Center, Iowa January 26, 2020 Arta Schoep,  84, of Sioux Center, Iowa, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Good […]


    Vera Petrich

    January 29th, 2020
    by

    86 Archer, Iowa January 16, 2020 Vera Juanita Petrich, 86, of Archer, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Services […]


  • Rodney Noble

    January 22nd, 2020
    by

    63 Pipestone, Minnesota January 9, 2020 Rodney Dale Noble, 63, Pipestone, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020.  Memorial service […]


    Bernice Mouw

    January 22nd, 2020
    by

    94 Sheldon, Iowa January 12, 2020 Bernice Mouw, 94, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Jan.12, 2020, at Sheldon Senior […]


    John Schoep

    January 15th, 2020
    by

    John Schoep 87 Luverne, Minnesota January 9, 2020 John H. Schoep, 87, of Luverne, Minnesota, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, […]


    Lois Sietstra

    January 15th, 2020
    by

    Lois Sietstra 90 Boyden, Iowa January 9, 2020 Lois Sietstra, 90, of Boyden, Iowa, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at […]


    Wanda Arenz

    January 15th, 2020
    by

    Wanda Arenz 80  Cass Lake, Minnesota January 6, 2020  Wanda Arenz, 80, of Cass Lake, Minnesota, died Jan. 6, 2020, […]


  • What’s Happening

    Students chosen to participate in Honor Orchestra

    June De Wit | Staff Writer Four area students were chosen to participate in the Northwest Iowa Honor Orchestra at […]

    Boyden-Hull jazz band performs at Morningside

    June De Wit | Staff Writer Boyden-Hull High School’s 16-member jazz band took part in the 48th annual Jazz Festival […]

    Schools see worst week with illnesses

    June De Wit | Staff Writer This past week was one of the worst weeks so far for illnesses, according […]