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Born: December 23, 1926

Death: April 16, 2013

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Rev. Vasya & Maranda (Hoogland) Heytsi missionaries to the Ukraine
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Gwendolyn Hoogland

    December 23, 1926  -  April 16, 2013

Life Legacy

Gwendolyn Hoogland, 86, of Sioux Center, IA died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the Sioux Center Community Hospital.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8PM with the family present from 5-7PM at the Memorial Funeral Home of Sioux Center.

A prayer service for family and friends will be held on Saturday at 10:00AM at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church of Sioux Center with Rev. John Lee officiating. Interment will follow the service in Memory Gardens Cemetery of Sioux Center.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11:00AM at the Bethel Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Duane Tinklenberg officiating.

Gwendolyn Jean Hoogland was born, on December 23, 1926, to Anthony and Martina (Korver) Muilenburg on the family farm Northwest of Orange City, Iowa. Gwendolyn graduated from high school in Orange City and continued her education by receiving a teaching certificate from Westmar College, in Le Mars, Iowa. For three years, Gwendolyn, taught all grades in a country school.

Gwendolyn married Peter Hoogland, on June 1, 1948, in Orange City. The couple farmed by Sioux Center, Iowa and Maurice, Iowa for 45 years before retiring to Sioux Center in 1993. In 2012, they became residents of the Royale Meadows Care Center in Sioux Center.

Peter and Gwendolyn were members of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center.

Gwendolyn will be remembered for her faith, love for her family, and gift of hospitality. She enjoyed cooking and providing meals whenever there was a need.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Peter Hoogland of Sioux Center; three children and their spouses: Marvin and Judy Hoogland of Maurice; Glenda and Jan Altena of Orange City; Peter Junior and Kim Hoogland of Maurice; a daughter-in-law, Mary Hoogland of Maurice; honorary son, Pastor Byung Sam Yoon and his wife, Susie of San Jose, California; 22 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Vernon and Margaret Muilenburg of Orange City; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Beth and Henry Haarsma of Orange City, Audrey and Lee Van Engelenhoven of Helena, Alabama, Judith and Richard Gabel of Surprise, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.

Gwendolyn is preceded in death by her parents; a son James Hoogland; two great-grandchildren: Kendra Hulshof; Noah Bakker and a sister, Marilyn Muilenburg.