Wilma June Ver Woert, 87, of Newton died Tues-day, July 19, 2022, at MercyOne Newton Medical Center. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 30, at Newton Church of the Way. Memorials have been designated to Newton Church of the Way or to Tori’s Angels.
June, the daughter of Martin and Marie (Maasdam) Vanden Hoek, was born July 18, 1935, in Jasper County. She graduated from Kellogg High School and attended business school in Des Moines for a short time. Dec. 28, 1956, June was united in marriage with Roxie Ver Woert in Sully. They made their home in rural Jasper County. June stayed at home raising her four boys. She also worked as a paralegal at Campbell, Campbell, and Caldwell Law Firm during tax season, and for over 20 years, June and Roxie owned and operated Roxie’s Camping, a campground off Exit 173 on Interstate 80. June was a charter member of Community Reformed Church in Newton, now known as Newton Church of the Way. She also loved making afghans for her entire family and was famous for her chocolate chip cookies and strawberry jam.
June is survived by her four sons David (Jill) Ver Woert of Cedar Rapids, Daniel (Annette) Ver Woert of Rich Hill, MO, Mark (Kami) Ver Woert of Castle Pines, CO, and James (Eileen) Ver Woert of Adel; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one on the way; her siblings Marlene Beyer of Monroe, Eleanor (Gene) Jansen of Sully, Ramona (Mark) Young of Belmond, and Gerald (Linda) Vanden Hoek of Brentwood, MO; sister-in-law Tena Vanden Hoek of Lynnville; and her many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Roxie Ver Woert; brothers Vernon and William Vanden Hoek; and sister Leona Brandhof.