Egbert Zomer, 88, died at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica on April 25, 2010. Funeral service will Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the Christian Reformed Church in Corsica with burial following in Graceland Cemetery in Corsica. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 28, 2010 from 5 - 7 PM at Koehn Bros. Funeral Chapel in Corsica with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.
Egbert Zomer was born on June 2, 1921 in Douglas County, SD to Albert and Theresa (Star) Zomer. He was baptized at Ebenezer Church and later became a professing member of the Christian Reformed Church in Corsica, where he remained a lifelong member and he was active as an elder and deacon. He attended school through the 8th grade in Douglas County. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the final years of World War II, from 1945 to 1946, spending time in Korea. He married Beulah Kok on February 26, 1947. To this union, six children were born. They farmed at his childhood home southeast of Corsica for 40 years, then moved to Corsica. He worked for many years at the Corsica School Barn. Egbert served several years on the boards of Corsica Christian School and Dakota Christian High School. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, going to auctions, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He died at Good Samaritan Center in Corsica on April 25, 2010 at the age of 88.
He is survived by his wife, Beulah of Corsica, SD; four children: Shirley (Bob) Geurkink of Milaca, MN; Elroy (Marilyn) Zomer of Corsica, SD; Ruth (Duane) Wolbrink of Stickney, SD; and Calvin (Kim) Zomer of Corsica, SD; 10 grandchildren: Ben Geurkink of Milaca, MN; Sierra, Michael; Riley; and Laurel Zomer of Corsica, SD; Angela (Matt) Feenstra of Stickney, SD; Jason and Jeremy Wolbrink of Stickney, SD; Greg Zomer of Sioux Falls, SD; and Emily Zomer of Corsica, SD; 2 great-grandchildren: Taylor and Jaydyn Feenstra of Stickney, SD; three sisters-in-law, Ann Kok of Tennessee; Marie Kok and Berdine Kok, both of Corsica, SD and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons, two grandchildren,
Jonathan Geurkink and Christopher Wolbrink; a brother and sister-in-law, Herman
and Helen Zomer and sister and brother-in-law, Okkelena (Lee) and Edd Zuidema;
and in-laws, Richard and Esther Brondsema, Charles and Helen Maas, Clayton Kok,
Art Kok, and Ray Kok.
Memorial may be sent to Dakota Christian School.