Wilhelmina Veurink, 77, died on January 31, 2011 at Platte Care Center in Platte. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Christian Reformed Church in New Holland with burial following in New Holland Cemtery. Visitation will be Friday, February 4, 2011 from 6 - 8 PM at Koehn Bros. Funeral Chapel in Corsica with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.
Wilhelmina Mae Veurink was born on March 19, 1933 to Martin and Hilda (Schoon) Dykstra. She attended a county school south of Corsica, SD. She was baptized in the Reformed Church in Harrison, SD. She made profession of faith at an early age in the Grace Reformed Church in Corsica, SD. On February 26, 1954 she married Herman Veurink in the Grace Reformed Church in Corsica, SD. They lived in Aurora Center, SD until 1959. Then they farmed north of New Holland, SD until 1992, when they retired and moved to New Holland, SD. Herman died on October 19, 2008. Wilhelmina was a full time member of the Christian Reformed Church of New Holland, SD. She taught Calvinettes, was a member of the Harmony Workers, Ladies Aid, Hosanna Club, and the Dakota Christian Auxiliary. She was also a janitor at the New Holland Christian Reformed Church for 10 years. She became a resident of the Platte Care Center in Platte, SD in September of 2010. She passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 at the Platte Care Center in Platte, SD at the age of 77.
She is survived by 6 children: Melvin Veurink and wife, Patty, New Holland, SD; Joyce Dieleman and husband, Ed, Sully, IA; Wayne Veurink and wife, Paulette, Corsica, SD; David Veurink and Marcia Lagg, New Holland, SD; Arlet Veurink, San Jose, CA; Lynn Veurink and wife, Mary Jo, Broadway, VA. 4 sisters: Lena VandenHoek, Corsica, SD; Elsie Veurink and husband, Ralph, New Holland, SD; MaryLea Scholl and husband, Ray, Platte SD; Sylvia Zomer and husband, Chet, Corsica, SD. 15 grandchildren , 8 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, her parents, Martin and Hilda, 2 brother-in laws, Clyde Dyk and John E. VandenHoek.