Margaret Veurink went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 23, 2011, at the age of 88 years, 3 months and 19 days at the Avera Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be at 1pm Saturday, March 26, 2011, at New Holland Christian Reformed Church. Burial will follow in New Holland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8pm Friday at Koehn Bros. Funeral Chapel, Corsica, with a prayer service at 7pm.
Margaret was born December 4, 1922, to John and Hilda Krediet in Charles Mix County, South Dakota. She attended country school in Douglas County and graduated from 8th grade. Margaret married Gradus J. Veurink on February 12, 1943, and to this union 4 children were born. Gradus and Margaret farmed north of New Holland for 32 years. In 1975, they moved to Corsica, SD, due to Gradusí ill health. Gradus passed away in November 1975. Margaret worked at the Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center as a nurse aide, medication aide and restorative care aide and also earned her GED during that time. In recent years she resided at Leisure Living and Good Samaritan Society - Corsica.
Margaret loved her faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, and spoke of Jesus as her friend, who never left her side. She made profession of her faith as a young adult and was a member of the New Holland Christian Reformed Church her entire life. She was an active member of the Hosanna Club for many years.
Margaret is survived by four children, Helen and Rod Green of Sioux Falls, SD; Gary and Ruth Veurink of Holland, MI; Rosalie and Edgar Ligtenberg of Sioux Falls, SD; and Marlys and Dean Severson of Whittier, CA. She is survived by 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; two brothers, Herman Krediet of Corsica, SD and Lloyd Kredit of Phoenix, AZ; in-laws Henrietta Veurink of Platte, SD, Johanna Feenstra of New Holland, SD, Jennie Kaemingk of Corsica, SD, Ralph and Elsie Veurink of New Holland, SD, and Marlo and Ruth Biesma of Tyndall, SD. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Gradus, her parents, two sisters, Josephine Overweg and Sylvia Bruinsma, three brothers, infant brother Herman Krediet, Marion Krediet and Clifford Krediet, and in-laws Gerrit & Ruby Veurink, Henry Veurink, Andrew Feenstra; Ted Kaemingk, Tony & Geneva Veurink, Robert & Minnie Van Zee, and Herman and Wilhelmina Veurink.
Besides her Savior, Margaretís greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her greatest wish for them was that they would know Jesus as their Savior and live their lives for His glory. She is fondly remembered for her enthusiasm for life, for finding the best in each situation, and for her sense of humor. She was a generous hostess and enjoyed having people at her home. Margaret enjoyed working hard, as well as helping and serving others. She was so very dear to her family and will be deeply missed.
The family requests that memorials be given to Dakota Christian School or Good Samaritan Society- Corsica.
Officiating: Brad Veurink
Music: Rachel Faller, organist, Bev Feenstra, pianist, Ryan Veurink, soloist
Casket Bearers : Brian Green, Scott Green, James Ligtenberg, Chad Severson, Mike Veurink, Ryan Veurink