Rosella Wassink

Rosella Wassink

94

Sioux Center

September 9, 2018

Rosella “Sally” Wassink, 94, of Sioux Center, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Royale Meadows Care Center, Sioux Center.

Funeral service was Saturday, Sep. 15, at Memorial Funeral Home, Sioux Center, with interment Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sioux Center.

Rosella Blankespoor was born Aug. 26, 1924, on a farm near Rock Valley, Iowa, to Gysbert and Hilda (Driesen) Blankespoor. At the age of 3, the family moved to a farm between Hull and Boyden. She received her eighth grade education at a country school.

On Nov. 28, 1944, she married Arend Wassink. The couple made their home on a farm near Sioux Center. After nearly 70 years on the farm, she moved in November 2012 to Royale Meadows Care Center, Sioux Center. Her husband joined her there in January 2016. He passed away Nov. 6, 2016.

Survivors include one son, Cornie (Deb) Wassink of Alton, Iowa; four daughters, Janice (Roger) Alons of Troy, Illinois, Hilaine (Roger) Kempema of Rock Valley, Gloria (Ken) Van Wyhe of Stanton, Iowa, and Arlis Folkerts of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister, Henrietta Byker of Hudsonville, Michigan, and numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; son-in-law, Gerald Folkerts; two infant grandsons and two brothers, Henry Blankespoor and the Rev. John Blankespoor.

Comments are closed.

  • Vickie Riphagen

    November 14th, 2018
    by

    Vickie Riphagen 63 Orange City, Iowa November 10, 2018 Vickie Riphagen, 63, of Orange City, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Nov. […]


    Susan Jansma

    November 14th, 2018
    by

    Susan Jansma 65 Sioux Falls, South Dakota November 9, 2018 Susan Jansma, 65, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away […]


    Rosemary Harman

    November 14th, 2018
    by

    Rosemary Harman 73 Hull, Iowa November 2, 2018 Rosemary Harman, 73, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, […]


    Gertrude Huisman

    November 14th, 2018
    by

    Gertrude Huisman 96 Rock Valley, Iowa November 5, 2018 Gertrude Huisman, 96, of Rock Valley, Iowa, passed away Monday, Nov. […]


    Warren Valentine

    November 8th, 2018
    by

    Warren Valentine 84 Sioux Center, Iowa November 1, 2018 Warren Valentine, 84, of Sioux Center, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Nov. […]


  • Harm Oltmans

    November 8th, 2018
    by

    Harm Oltmans 90 Sheldon, Iowa October 31, 2018 Harm Oltmans, 90, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, […]


    Brenda Van Engen

    November 8th, 2018
    by

    Brenda Van Engen 56 Orange City, Iowa October 27, 2018 Brenda Van Engen, 56, of Orange City, Iowa, passed away […]


    Martha Van Surksum

    October 31st, 2018
    by

    Martha Van Surksum 82 Hull, Iowa October 25, 2018 Martha Van Surksum, 82, of Hull, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Oct. […]


    Meagan Bonestroo

    October 24th, 2018
    by

    Meagan Bonestroo 28 Sheldon, Iowa October 18, 2018 Meagan Bonetroo, 28, of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, […]


    Kathryn Krull

    October 24th, 2018
    by

    Kathryn Krull 94 George, Iowa October 18, 2018 Kathryn Krull, 94 of George, Iowa, died Thursday, October 18, 2018, at […]


  • [Advertisement.]
  • What’s Happening

    Keyton Moser and the Nighthawk defense step up

    Nathan Broek | Sports Editor Waukon                             […]

    Former Wolfpack gets inducted into Hall of Fame

    Nathan Broek | Sports Editor CEDAR RAPIDS-Former Western Christian volleyball standout Brittany Van Beek was inducted into the Iowa Girls’ […]

    Wolfpack claims 16th state title