Funeral services will begin at 10:30 AM Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Reformed Church in Dell Rapids. Burial will be in Logan Reformed Cemetery, rural Dell Rapids.
Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Minnehaha Funeral Home in Dell Rapids. Prayer service will begin at 7:00 PM.
Eldine was born on a small farm near Rock Valley, Iowa on March 24th, 1943. The daughter of John and Henrietta (Van Maanen) Kempema, she graduated from Western Christian High School. She married John Den Boer on June 9th, 1964 at the First Christian Reformed Church in Rock Valley. The couple initially made their home in Sioux Falls and moved to Dell Rapids in 1978.
She was an active member of the Dell Rapids Reformed Church where she enjoyed playing the piano and helping with children’s music. Her hobbies included traveling, taking pictures of her friends & family, gardening and of course having coffee with her friends. She was a very caring, thoughtful person who took great pride in having a beautiful home, but above all she valued her many friendships dearly.
Although she had many interests, her greatest love was her family and the time she spent with her grandchildren.
Eldine was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Loren Wiese.
Eldine is survived by her husband, John of Dell Rapids; daughter, Barb (Terry) Kriens of Dell Rapids; daughter, Laura (John) Vortherms of Dell Rapids; son, Kevin (Helene) Den Boer of Niceville, Florida; five grandchildren, Janilyn Klein, Macey Kriens, Derrick Vortherms, Kaitlyn Vortherms and Vega Den Boer; two great-grandchildren, Terryn and Korbin Klein. She is also survived by brothers, Roger (Hilaine) Kempema and Norman (Deb) Kempema and brothers and sisters-in-law, Willis (Kathy) Den Boer, Judy Wiese, Darold (Joanne) Den Boer, Peter (Arlyce) Den Boer and Jean (Randy) Zomer.