Gailen Jay Veurink, 42, passed away on Friday, June 6, 2011at the Mercy Hospice House in Johnston, Iowa after a long battle with cancer.
Gailen is survived by his wife, Stephanie and their three children: Erika, Grant, and Sarah. Gailen is also survived by his parents; Leroy and Elaine Veurink of Platte, South Dakota; by his sister LeeAnn Veurink of Corona, California; by his brothers and their families Dan and Dawn Veurink of New Holland, South Dakota; Brad and Deb Veurink of New Holland, South Dakota; and Craig and Christine Veurink of Bloomington, Minnesota. He also is survived by his father-in-law and mother-in law, Norm and Connie Vos of Pella, Iowa; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Darryl and Shelly De Ruiter of Pella, Iowa, and by many wonderful nephews and nieces.
Gailen was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, by various uncles and aunts, and also by a child that was miscarried.
Visitation will be at Valley Evangelical Free Church (West Des Moines, Iowa)
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 6. The funeral service and celebration of
Gailen's life will be held Tuesday, June 7 at 11 a.m., at Valley Evangelical
In honor of Gailen's life, the Gailen J. Veurink Children Memorial Fund has been established. Deposits can be made at any U.S. Bank branch.