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Jeanette G. Vander Heiden

Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:27 a.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:54 a.m. CST

Jeanette Gertrude Vander Heiden, 94, of Newton passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her sons home in Cleveland, Tenn., under the care of Hospice.

A visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the services Wednesday, March 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Newton Christian Reformed Church.

A funeral services for Jeanette will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the church. Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton, have been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials in Jeanette’s name are being designated to: Newton Christian Reformed Church or Newton Christian School. Burial will be in the Newton Union Cemetery.

Jeanette, the daughter of Engle and Dena (Bruckelman) Van Zee, was born Feb. 3, 1919, in New Holland, South Dakota. She was the eldest of ten brothers & sisters, and was a high school graduate of New Holland.

On May 10, 1939, Jeanette was united in marriage with Henry T. Vander Heiden in Harrison, South Dakota. To this union four children were born: Henry Jr., Darlene, Dale and Judy. Jeanette had devoted her life to her family, and was a member of the Newton Christian Reformed Church. She enjoyed her family, and being with and doing things for her grandchildren.

Those left to honor Jeanette’s memory include her son, Dale (Debbie) Vander Heiden of Cleveland, Tenn.; her daughter, Darlene Evans of Rapid City, S.D.; her daughter-in-law, Cora Vander Heiden of Newton; her son-in-law, Tim Parrish of Newton; her eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; her brothers and sister, Riley (Pearl) VanZee, Ed (Adrena “Andi”) VanZee and Gertrude (Ed) Slings, all of Newton; her sisters-in-law, Irene VanZee, Mary Lou VanZee-Kridit and Geneva VanZee; her nieces and nephews; and her many friends.

Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Henry J. Vander Heiden Jr.; daughter Judy Parrish; son-in-law James C. Evans; grandson Brian J. Evans; and her brothers and sisters-in-law and sister and brother-in-law, LeRoy Van Zee, Virgil VanZee, Dorothy (Bill) VanArkle, Herman (Ann) VanZee, John VanZee and Raymond (Frances) VanZee.

Online condolences may be made to www.pencefh.com.

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