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Marie Boogerd

June 6, 2018 GMT

Rock Valley, Iowa

Marie Boogerd, 93, of Rock Valley, died Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Whispering Heights in Rock Valley.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley, with the Rev. Gideon Wamala officiating. Graveside services will be 10:15 a.m. Saturday in Valley View Cemetery. Visitation, with the family will be 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley. Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Marie (Van Oosbree) Boogerd, the daughter of John C. and Marie (Van Velzen) Van Oosbree, was born on Aug. 13, 1924, in Sioux Center, Iowa. She was a graduate of Sioux Center High School.


Marie was united in marriage with James Bartel Boogerd on Sept. 27, 1946. The couple lived in Bremerton, Wash. before moving to Sheldon, Iowa. They moved to Hull, Iowa in 1948, and to Rock Valley in 1957. James died on Jan. 14, 1994.

Marie was a member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley. Marie enjoyed quilting and lovingly made many quilts for her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and for children in her community. She hunted garage sales and enjoyed finding toys for her great-grandkids to play with when they visited. She was well known by many for her chocolate chip cookies and homemade pea soup and also wrote many encouraging letters to family. In her later years, she lit up when her family came to visit, especially when she got to hold a new great-grand baby and see how big her great-grand kids were growing.

Marie is survived by seven children, Dennis John (Doris Maas) Boogerd of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., James David (Sheryl De Boer) Boogerd of Rock Valley, Marilyn Beth (George) Caswell of Inwood, Iowa, Robert Wayne (Lori Vande Velde) Boogerd of Rock Valley, William Earl Boogerd of Rock Valley, Betty Jane (Doug) Elgersma of Sanborn, Iowa, and Rachel Annette (John) Bergeland of Sioux Falls, S.D.; 15 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Jean and Norma Van Oosbree.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Linda Boogerd; granddaughter, Lisa Wielenga; four brothers; and two sisters.

Memorials may be given to the Hope Haven Wheelchair Ministry or Whispering Heights.