Virgil P. Kooistra, 93, of Pella, formerly of Sully died Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Comfort House in Pella.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Sully Community Church, 12559 S. 92nd Ave. E. in Sully. The family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time service at the church. Memorials to the Sully Community Church Mission Fund or to the Pella Comfort House may be left at the church on the morning of the service. In lieu of flowers Virgil’s family requests memorials to the Sully Community Church Mission Fund or to the Pella Comfort House be left at the church at the time of the service. Memorials also may be mailed to the Wallace Family Funeral Home, 1115 E. 19th St. S. in Newton; add, Attn: Kooistra Family on the envelope. Those left to celebrate Virgil’s life are his wife, Flora of Pella; children, Carolyn (Mike) Somogyi of Lenexa, Kan., Virginia (Jim) Garbison of Rogers, Ark., and Wes (Jan) Kooistra of Minneapolis, Minn.; his 12 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Leola in 1994; daughter, Joan in 1996; an infant grandson; two brothers;and six sisters.