Edith Eleanor Vander Ley, 88, died on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica. Funeral service will be Friday, July 30, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the New Holland Christian Reformed Church in New Holland with burial following in New Holland Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, July 29, 2010 from 5 - 7 PM at Koehn Bros. Funeral Chapel in Corsica with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.
Edith Eleanor Vander Ley was born on January 20, 1922 on the Vanden Hoek family farm north of Harrison, SD to William and Mary (Noteboom) Vanden Hoek. She attended school at the Bultje School. She made profession of her faith in Jesus Christ at the Harrison Christian Reformed Church at an early age, and since her marriage to Alfred she was a member of the New Holland Christian Reformed Church for the remainder of her life. She married Alfred Vander Ley on February 10, 1943 at the bride's home near Harrison. To this union, three children were born. Alfred and Edith farmed near New Holland until 1986 when they moved to Corsica, SD. She was a member of the New Holland Christian Reformed Ladies Aide. Edith enjoyed crocheting, reading, embroidering, and gardening. She died on July 26, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica at the age of 88.
She leaves to mourn one daughter, Ilene & Everett Vander Tuin of Ada, MI, one son, Glenn & Donna Vander Ley of Pella, IA, one son-in-law, Phil & Shirley Stel of Morrison, IL, one brother, Quinten & Marie Vanden Hoek of Grand Rapids, MI, two sisters, Leona Kuiper of Corsica, and Martha Smits of Wyoming, MI, grandchildren, Elton and Lauri Vander Tuin, DeMotte, IN, Brett and Roxanne Vander Tuin, Grand Rapids, MI, Brenda and Joel Hondorp, Byron Center, MI, Emily Vander Tuin, Oakland, CA, Steve & Marilyda Chacon, Aurora, CO, Hendrik & Erika Stel, Blaine, MN, Derrick and Ruth Stel, Patterson, CA, Eric and Karissa Sjaarda, Sioux Center, IA, Lauralee Stel, Indianapolis, IN, Chad and Melanie Uitermarkt, Pella, IA, Dwight and Amanda Vander Ley, Des Moines, IA, Ken and Pam Cook, Wheaton, IL, Vanessa Vander Ley, Johnston, IA and Chad Vander Ley, Pella, IA.; great grand children are: Alexandra, Sydney, MacKenna and Ethan Vander Tuin, Regan, Olivia and Aidan Vander Tuin, Emma and Sam Hondorp, Ryker Chacon, Ava, Lily and Kaelyn Stel, Noah and Gavin Stel, Hunter Uitermarkt and Piper Vander Ley. And special care givers, Ken and Margie Vanden Hoek, and special care givers, Ken and Margie Vanden Hoek of New Holland.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred and daughter Carol Stel.