Herman Krediet

Herman Krediet, 87, Corsica, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Good Samaritan Society, Corsica.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at New Holland Christian Reformed Church. Burial will be in New Holland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Mount Funeral Home, Platte, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Mount Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Herman Krediet was born on April 29, 1924, to John and Hilda (Vander Tuin) Krediet on the family farm in rural New Holland.

He grew up in the area and attended country school in Douglas County.

He went on to farm, work in gravel trucking, small engine/carburetor repair and as a lawn caretaker.

On Jan. 10, 1944, he united in marriage to Joyce Serene DeWaard in rural Stickney.

To this union, four children were born. Joyce passed away on Nov. 25, 1975.

He made confession of faith in New Holland Christian Reformed Church. He also served as a deacon for New Holland Christian Reformed Church, was a school board member for New Holland Christian School and a Burial Association Member for New Holland Christian Reformed Church.

On Nov. 10, 1978, he united in marriage to Bernice Hugen.

While attending Phoenix Christian Reformed Church in Arizona, he served as an usher.

Herman enjoyed making mailboxes, lawn ornaments, toys and pop rivet signs.

Grateful for having shared in Hermanís life: his wife, Bernice Krediet, Phoenix; his four children: Lowell (Kathy) Krediet, Dakota Dunes; Norman (Diane) Krediet, Mankato, Minn.; Muriel (Larry) Namminga, Avon; and Kay (Tony) Eben, Tyndall; four stepchildren: Miriam (Hank) Zoetewey; Rod (Kathy) Hugen; Mark (Jaci) Hugen and Ruth (Bryan) Valencia; 13 grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren, a brother, Lloyd (Emma) Krediet, Phoenix; two sisters-in-law: Amy (Everett) De Vries, Omaha, Neb,; and Phyllis (Royce) Van Zee, Corsica; a brother-in-law, Roy Scholten; and many nieces and nephews.

Herman was preceded in death by: his first wife, Joyce Krediet; a great-grandson, Joseph Larry Namminga; his parents, three brothers: Marion J. (Ann) Krediet, Clifford Krediet and Herman Krediet (in infancy); three sisters: Josephine (Martin) Overweg, Margaret (Gradus) Veurink and Sylvia (Duane) Bruinsma; two brothers-inlaw: Corstian (Katherine) DeWaard and Walt (Pearl) DeWaard; and two sisters-inlaw: Eunice (Verlin) Van Der Werff and Adelee Scholten.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Hermanís honor may be directed to: Good Samaritan Society, Corsica, 455 Dakota Ave., Corsica, S.D. 57328; or Dakota Christian School, 37614 S.D. Hwy 44, Corsica, S.D. 57328.