Jacob Junior "Jack" Jongejeugd, 86, of Platte, SD passed away Tuesday, January
26, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls,
SD. Funeral Services are 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 30, 2021 at the New
Holland Christian Reformed Church, New Holland, SD. A Committal Service will
follow at New Holland Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 6:00
- 7:00 P.M. Friday, January 29, 2021 with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service. Mount
Funeral Home of Platte is assisting with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy
may be extended to the family through mountfuneralhome.com. The funeral will be
live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home website and through
Mount Funeral Homes Facebook page.
Jacob Junior Jongejeugd was born on July 10, 1934 to Simon and Cora (Van Zee)
Jongejeugd on the family farm in Douglas County, SD. He attended Bolt Country
School and began a lifelong career in farming. On August 10, 1955 Jack was
united in marriage to Irene Van Drongelen at the Aurora Reformed Church in
Aurora Center, SD. He was an active member of the New Holland Christian Reformed
Church, serving as an Elder.
His love of the land came through in other ways besides his dedication to
farming. This was evident in the many trips the family made to the river to
enjoy camping, boating and just being together. You were never a stranger long
around Jack, he loved to visit with people -- socializing with the neighboring
campers or around a cup of coffee at the New Holland Store. One of his grandkids
biggest supporters, he never missed a sporting event.
Grateful for having shared in Jack's life: his wife of over 65 years, Irene
Jongejeugd of Platte, SD; three children and 10 grandchildren: son, Larry
(Marlys) Jongejeugd of Platte, SD and their children: Heather (Jared)
VanDerWerff, Mandy (Brad) Kuipers, and Ashley (Kirk) Hulstein; son, Garry
Jongejeugd of Harrison, SD and his children: Ryan (Cindy) Jongejeugd, Kris
(Katie) Jongejeugd and Nicole (Brett) Lovro; and daughter, Carmen (Randy)
Dykstra of Platte, SD and their children: Jamie (Kim) Dykstra, Jeremy (JenaLee)
Dykstra, Joel (Jenny) Dykstra and Jaclyn (Jordan) Kruse; 18 great grandchildren;
three sisters-in-law: Sally Jongejeugd of Platte, SD, Marionette Zylstra of
Geddes, SD and Bev Van Drongelen of Stickney, SD; along with many nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Jack was preceded in death by: his parents, Simon and Cora Jongejeugd; a sister,
Alice (Marvin) Miiller; a brother, Don Jongejeugd; parents-in-law, Adrian and
Nellie Van Drongelen; and two brothers-in-law: Lawrence Zylstra and Clarence Van
Memorials in Jack's honor may be directed to: Dakota Christian School, 37614 SD
Hwy 44, Corsica, SD 57328.
Pastor John Gorter
Prayer Service Poem, Jamie Dykstra
Ushers, Darcy Jongejeugd and Trent Beltman
"In the Garden", Gord Feenstra
"How Deep the Father's Love for Us"
"When Peace Like a River"
Pianist, Rachelle Hubers
Jeremy DykstraJoel Dykstra