J. Carroll Boot, 79

J. Carroll Boot, 79, of Pella passed away at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House on June 1, 2014. Funeral services were held June 5 at Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to PET Project - Leighton or Cary, Mississippi Mission Project.

J. Carroll Boot was born on Sept. 7, 1934, to Clarence W. and Anna Steenhoek Boot at his family farm in Jasper County. He received his early education at a country school near his home. He graduated from Pella High School with the Class of 1952 and later attended Iowa State University.

On Nov. 29, 1956, Carroll was united in marriage with JoAnn Veenstra at the Second Christian Reformed Church in Pella.  They were blessed with four children.

Carroll and JoAnn farmed until 1983, and then in 1985 he began working for Ring O'Matic in Pella until retiring in 2011. He was a faithful member of the Second Christian Reformed Church. He was also a member of the Red Rock Threshers, and Rural Electric Cooperation (REC) Board, and served as a deacon and elder. Carroll loved and had highest respect for all of God's creation. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming, and tractor riding. Carroll was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who delighted in sitting back and watching his family. He and JoAnn had many dear friends who they enjoyed being with at various events or just visiting. Carroll and JoAnn enjoyed southern gospel music. On most Saturday evenings in the summer, they travelled to the Rathbun Dam area to listen to some of their favorite singers.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife JoAnn and his four children: Eileen (Matt) Young of Kingsley, Candace (Scott) De Penning of Pella, Craig (Kris) Boot of Pella, and Glenda (Brian) Van Kooten of Pella; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;  his brother, Wilbur J. (Betty Lou) Boot of Hendersonville, NC; his brother-in-law, Ray Veenstra of Reasnor; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, parents-in-law John and Ella Veenstra, and his in-laws, Dorothy Boot, Reggie Boot, Greda and Art Uitermarkt, Wilbur and Sarah Mae Veenstra, and Virginia Veenstra.


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