Angeline M. Oolbekkink, 95, of New London, formerly of Luverne, died Thursday, November 14, 2019, at GlenOaks Care Center in New London. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Luverne Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in New London.
Angeline Marie Oolbekkink was born on June 2, 1924, in Rock Valley, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Anna (VanSloten) DeGraaff. She grew up in Rock Valley where she attended high school, graduating in 1942. She continued her education in LeMars, Iowa, in normal training. She taught country school in Iowa before she was united in marriage to John Oolbekkink on February 14, 1946. They were blessed with three children, Edward, Beth and Raymond. They made their home and farmed near Newkirk before moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to allow Ed an opportunity to attend a day activity center for disabled children. They moved back in 1959 and bought a farm in Rock County where they lived until moving to New London in 2011 to be near daughter, Beth. In retirement, she worked part-time at the Luverne Hospital cleaning. Angeline and John shared in 66 years of marriage before his death on December 22, 2012.
Angeline was an active member of the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Her life centered around caring for her family. She enjoyed singing, playing cards and spending time with family and friends.
Angeline is survived by daughter Beth (and Jay) Gravley of Spicer; son Raymond Oolbekkink of Round Lake; four grandchildren: Elyse (and Eric) Hagen of New London, Joshua (and Kimmy Erickson) Gravley of Spicer; Jason Gravley of New London; and Tyler (and Ceilia) Oolbekkink of Lakefield; great-grandchildren: Broc, Cayden, Emersyn, Jett, Channing, Porsha, Caillat, PaisLee, EllaRae, and Sophie; sisters, Verna Boer of Rock Valley, Iowa, and Alma (Jerry) Van Aalsburg of Modesto, California; and sister-in-law, Geneva Kramer of Sheldon, Iowa.
Angeline was preceded in death by husband, John; son, Edward; six brothers and three sisters.
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