Maurine Van Der Kamp, 96, of Sully, passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at The Cottages of Pella where she was a resident. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 7, at Sully Community Church. Interment was in Sully Cemetery.
Memorials have been designated for Sully Community Church Building Fund or The Cottages Activity Fund.
Maurine Van Der Kamp was born May 11, 1918, on her family’s farm in Jasper County to Guert and Della (Veldhuizen) Vande Krol. She moved to a farm south of Lynnville at the age of eight and moved again at the age of 12 to a farm south of Sully. Maurine received her education at the Junction School in Jasper County.
On June 3, 1941, Maurine was united in marriage to Cleo Van Der Kamp in Ottumwa. They lived in Washington, Kansas, and Georgia while Cleo was in the service, and then they lived in Lynnville for one year after Cleo’s discharge from the military. The couple began farming in 1947 near Taintor, and in 1951, they moved to the Van Der Kamp farm near Sully. Four children were born to Maurine and Cleo. Maurine was a busy housewife, raising her children and doing all the things that a farm wife did in that era. In 1988, Maurine and Cleo retired and moved into a home in Sully.
Maurine accepted Christ at the age of 14 and was currently a member of the Sully Community Church. She loved gospel music.
Maurine liked going out to eat with friends, playing games, and taking bus tours. She loved having her family around and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and later the great-grandchildren. Her home was always open to her family and friends, and she loved baking banana bread for the grandchildren to enjoy. She faithfully attended her family’s activities and Lynnville- Sully events.
She is survived by her four children: Bryce (Shirley) Van Der Kamp of Montezuma, Iris (Roger) Plummer of Sully, Roger (Jean) Van Der Kamp of Sully, and Euni Scholten of Sully; 15 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Earl (Mary) Vande Krol of Sully. The following sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law also survive: Gladys Vande Krol of Waterloo, Helen Vande Krol of Amarillo, TX, Nola (Keith) Emmert of Pella, Vernon Van Der Kamp of Sacramento, CA, Irene Vander Leest of Pella, Ruby (Ralph) Van Wyk of Sully, Neva Lanser of Sully, Jeanetta Van Der Kamp of Newton, and Betty Van Der Kamp of Sacramento, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husband, Cleo, in 2004; by her sons-in-law, Gerald Dieleman and Willie Scholten; her brothers: Harold, Glen, Roy, and Milo Vande Krol; her sisters-in-law: Marie Vande Krol and Velma Van Der Kamp; and her brothers-in-law: Walter Vander Leest, LaVerne Van Zante, Floyd Van Der Kamp, Milo Van Der Kamp, and Harry Lanser.