Kari Roozeboom, 50


Kari Roozeboom, 50, of Pella, passed away July 27, 2023. Private family service was held Monday, July 31, at First Church, Pella.

Kari Lynn Roozeboom was born Feb. 24, 1973. She grew up in Pella and was a 1991 graduate of Pella High School.

July 11, 1992, she was united in marriage to Jim Roozeboom at First Christian Reformed Church in Pella. They were blessed with two sons: Drew and Logan. Kari worked for the Pella Schools as a kitchen manager at Madison Elementary. She also worked for flower shops, Pella Regional Health Center, and cut lace for Heritage Lace. Kari enjoyed many hobbies and crafts; some of those were: knitting, crocheting hats for babies at the hospital, cross-stitch, painting, and drawing. In her spare time, she was also an avid reader. She delighted in decorating for any and every holiday. Kari especially loved family time and attending kids’ sporting events.

Kari attended First Church, taught Calvinettes, and was a Vacation Bible School leader – she knew every child!

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband Jim; sons Drew (Emily) Roozeboom and Logan Roozeboom; parents Evelyn and Milton Vos of Peoria and Dennis and Tena Roozeboom of Pella; brother Keith (Judi) Hutchins of California; Jim’s siblings John (Julie) Roozeboom of Kellogg, Deb (Jeff) Van Wyk of Sully, and Tom (Elyssia) Roozeboom of Cedar Lake, IN; and many nieces and nephews.

Kari was preceded in death by her grandparents Earl and Helen Sypherd and Jim's grandparents John and Dora De Haan and Henry and Johanna Roozeboom.

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