Janet DeJong (Van Zee)
Janet DeJong, 100, of Platte, SD passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Bethany Home in Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral Services are 10:30 A.M. Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Platte Christian Reformed Church. A Committal Service will follow at Platte City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Mount Funeral Home in Platte with a 5:00 P.M. Prayer Service.
Janet (Van Zee) DeJong was born on October 27, 1917 to Jacob and Alice (Kosters) Van Zee in Douglas County, SD. She attended Douglas County Country Schools and was employed at Eastman Drug in Platte, SD. On July 9, 1941 Janet was united in marriage to Garret DeJong at her parent’s home in Douglas County.
Janet was a long time member of the Platte Christian Reformed Church and attended Coffee Break Bible Study. She enjoyed gardening and playing cards.
Grateful for having shared in Janet’s life: her two sons: Rod (Karen) DeJong and Mike (Gay) DeJong both of Sioux Falls, SD; nine grandchildren: Tamara (Henry) Aranibar, Trista (Brian) Link, Machelle (Brad) Schipper, Jeremiah (Jennifer) DeJong, Brooke DeJong, Tyler DeJong, Summer DeJong, Erica (Chad) Towe and Peter DeJong; 15 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.
Janet was preceded in death by her husband, Garret DeJong (Jan. 7, 1989); two sons: Arlan DeJong (Aug. 12, 1963) and Gary Dean DeJong (Apr. 19, 2008); a granddaughter, Rebekah DeJong (Mar. 10, 2003); a brother, Bill (Margaret) Van Zee; two sisters: Cora (Simon) Jongejeugd and Nellie (Oscar) VandeVegte; and in-laws: Jessie, Louis, Hanes, Rosa, Herman, Clara and George.
Memorials in Janet’s honor may be directed to: Christian Reformed Church, PO Box 386, Platte, SD 57369 or Dakota Christian School, 37614 SD Hwy 44, Corsica, SD 57328.
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