Born: May 20, 1918
Death: February 7, 2012
Memorial donations may be made to:
Sioux Center Christian School Foundation
Send Flowers | Send Card
Theresa L. Visser
May 20, 1918 -
February 7, 2012
Theresa Visser, 93, of Sioux Center, Iowa died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center.
A visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8PM, with the family present from 6-8PM at Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.
A prayer service for family and friends will be held on Saturday at 10AM at the First Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center. Interment will follow the prayer service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.
The Visser family prefers memorials to the Sioux Center Christian School Foundation.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11AM at the First Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Carl Klompien officiating.
Theresa Labina (Roubos) Visser was born, May 20, 1918 to Mattice & Winnie (Moss) Roubos near Sioux Center, Iowa. She received her education while enrolled at the Middleburg Christian School and professed her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior and Lord while attending the Free Grace Reformed Church of Middleburg.
Theresa developed her love for farm life as a young girl, as she assisted her parents on their farm located on the edge of Middleburg. She met and fell in love with William Visser who at the time was a hired man from a neighboring farm. They were united in marriage on August 20, 1941. They farmed near Maurice, Iowa until 1950 when they purchased a farm near Middleburg where they farmed for the next thirty-four years. It was here that Theresa continued her love of working outdoors, tending flowers, gardening and working with various types of animals.
In 1985, the couple began to enjoy full retirement when William and Theresa moved to their home in Sioux Center across from First Christian Reformed Church where they were faithful members. Theresa's desire that all covenant children receive a Christian education led to her volunteering many hours of her time working with the Golden Hour Society project of making 'pigs in the blanket' to help provide tuition assistance.
Theresa moved to Franken Manor and lived there about six years before moving to the Community Hospital Nursing Home facility. She was one of the initial residents to move to the Royale Meadows Care Center in 2006. It was there she made her home and many new friends until the Lord took her home.
Theresa was preceded in death by William, her husband of fifty-eight years, four grandchildren: Cheryl & Brian Punt, Rick & Lisa Visser, two great grandchildren: Erica & Anthony Hoekstra, one step-granddaughter: Maria Yates, her sister and husband: Aletta & William Willemsteyn.
Theresa is survived by her four children:
Judy & Stan Yates of Sioux Center, Marlyn & Esther Visser of Orange City, Wanda & William Vande Kopple of Grand Rapids, MI, Kathy & Ken Klein of Sioux Center.
Thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren:
Orlin & Amy Punt and their children: Zachary, Joshua, Ryan, Jacob Punt
William & Cathy Punt and their children: Cheri, Brad and his wife Rosalyn,
Catherine Punt and fiancée, Nathan Kooiker
Lyle & Teresa Hoekstra and their children: Kyle & Samantha Hoekstra
Mick & Sherry Visser and their children: Hayley, Brandon, Rylee Visser
Corlin & Rachael Feikema and their children: Erica, Cody, Marissa
Ryan & Valerie Van Beek and their children: Payton & Autumn Van Beek
Jonathan & Tiffany Vande Kopple
Joel Vande Kopple
Jason Vande Kopple
Kristopher & Amanda Klein and their daughter: Kailey
Tim & Kimberly Naiman
Also left to cherish Theresa’s memory are three step-grandchildren; ten step-great grandchildren and seven step-great great grandchildren:
Barry & Teresa Vande Pol and their children:
Brandi Phillips and her fiancée Kelly Keehn and their son, Caden Keehn
Joshua and Brittany Van Aartsen and daughter Macyn Van Aartsen;
Brooke Vande Pol
Cynthia Reid and her three sons:
Dustin Reid and his children, Jackson and Vanessa Reid,
Alan and Lisa Vanden Brink and their children
Zachary and Miranda Floen;
Paul and Gina Matthews and son Liam;
Alec and Becky Vanden Brink and sons: Tekoah and Hezekiah
Ariel Vanden Brink