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520 S. Main St., PO Box 363
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-3857
Fax: 605-337-2374
Sam Sybesma

Sam Sybesma Jr.

Monday, April 7th, 1930 - Monday, May 17th, 2021
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Sam Sybesma, Jr., 91, of Platte, SD passed away Monday, May 17, 2021 at his home. Funeral Services are 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Platte Christian Reformed Church. A Committal Service will follow at Platte City Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 21, 2021 with a 7:00 P.M. Prayer Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Sam’s honor may be directed to: Dakota Christian School, 37614 SD Hwy 44, Corsica, SD 57328 or World Renew – the disaster relief arm of the CRC (at Mount Funeral Home of Platte is assisting with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through The Funeral Service will be live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home website (Webcasting), through “Mount Funeral Homes” Facebook page and at

Sam Sybesma, Jr. was born on April 7, 1930 to Sam, Sr. and Carolina (Faber) Sybesma in Ireton, IA, the 6th of 12 children. He attended country grade school and Platte High School before entering into a lifelong career in farming. On June 26, 1956, Sam was united in marriage to Henrietta Lubben at the Christian Reformed Church in Leota, MN.

Sam was a lifetime member of the Platte Christian Reformed Church - serving on the church Council, the Platte Christian and Dakota Christian High School Boards and was a founding board member of the Dakota Christian High School. He also belonged to and served on the board of the local Farm Bureau.

Sam enjoyed beekeeping, Allis-Chalmers tractors and music of all kinds, especially with his family. He rebuilt organs, tuned pianos and was the Community Telephone Lineman when telephone service came to the district.

Grateful for having shared in Sam’s life: his wife of over 64 years, Henrietta Sybesma of Platte, SD; their seven children, 30 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren: daughter, Mary Jo (Al) Toering of Sioux Falls, SD and their children: Matthew (Kelli) Toering, Melissa (Dan) Kruzek, Jason (Leah) Toering and Michelle Toering – Keagan; son, Karl (Karla) Sybesma of Platte, SD and their children: Koral (David) – Cale, Addison and Rylee Booth, Klarissa (AJ) – Marissa, Mallory, Maylee and Mya Backes, Kenton (Heidi) – Hunter, Alayah, Kasey and Tobin Sybesma, Kati (Andrew) – Emelia, Hudson, Edith and Eleanor Kennedy, Kyle (Kara) – Asher, Archer, Trig and Timber Sybesma, and Kalla (Hans) – Everett, Grayson, Theo and Oliver Hansen; son, Jon (Jackie) Sybesma of Delavan, WI and their children: Sara (Nate) – Sybil Hanus, Levi, Noah, Isaac and Seth Sybesma; daughter, Nancy (Steve) VanderPol of Geddes, SD and their children: Russell (Haley) – Brianna, Oakley and Dani VanderPol, Beth – Beau, Aubrey and Aiden Gammel, Nate (Katy) – Ziggy, Ruby and Felix VanderPol and Christin (Connor) Majerus; daughter, Lisa (John) Deal of Selby, SD and their children: Allison, Heather, Ben and Titus Deal; son, Dean (Tammy) Sybesma of Churchill, MT and their children: Cassandra, Tessa and Shayna Sybesma; and son, Joel (Susan) Sybesma of Platte, SD and their children: Joel Jr. "Jay" (Melissa), Jesse (Sydney), Abigail – Joanna Henry, and Zachariah (Erin) Sybesma; three sisters: Jean Huisjen of Fruita, CO, Anna Mae Lubben of Kalamazoo, MI and Gert (Bernard) Baker of Edgerton, MN; three brothers-in-law: Dwight Joe Harris, John Vanden Bos and David VanDenBerg; seven sisters-in-law: Lois (Harlan) Hanenburg, Ardyce (Howard) Millhuff, Eunice (Dennis) Kallio, Mary Hale, Betty (Bill) Kimble, Nelvina Sybesma and Elaine (Bud) Weibenga; along with many nieces and nephews.

Sam was preceded in death by: his parents, Sam, Sr. and Carolina Sybesma; three brothers: Clarence, Marion and Stanley Sybesma; five sisters: Bertha Flietstra, Clara Flietstra, Caroline Vanden Bos, Millie Weeber and Darlene VanDenBerg; his parents-in-law, Henry and Nellie (Vander Lugt) Lubben; four brothers-in-law: Charles Flietstra, Merle Huisjen, Pete Lubben and James Hale; and two sisters-in-law: Clara Sybesma and Marcia Harris.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, May 21st, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, May 21st, 2021 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Platte Christian Reformed Church
    520 Wyoming Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    7:00pm Prayer Service
  • Service

    Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 | 10:30am
    Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 10:30am
    Platte Christian Reformed Church
    520 Wyoming Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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    The Funeral Service will be live-streamed under "Photos and Videos" on the funeral home website (Webcasting), through “Mount Funeral Homes” Facebook page and at
    Pastor Drew Hoekema
  • Interment

    Platte City Cemetery
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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  • Reception

    Platte Christian Reformed Church
    520 Wyoming Ave.
    PLATTE, SD 57369
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Lisa DeKraai

Posted at 06:01pm
To all the Family of Sam Sybesma, my sincere sympathy goes out to each of you! He was a wonderful man and I know you all have so many cherished memories to hold close to your heart! May God wrap his loving arms around you and bring you peace and comfort! Prayers of comfort! He was a wonderful neighbor to grow up by! I still have to drive by our old house and theirs when I make it back to Platte! My heart hurts for all of you! Hugs and many prayers! 💕🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Sincerely your old neighbor Lisa DeKraai (Drake)

Sylvia Fuoss

Posted at 11:46am
My sympathy to the family of Sam, who was my classmate at Platte High School many many years ago. I remember him as a quiet, capable boy who had his work in order, but never volunteered an answer. I am so pleased to see the directions in which his life blossomed and wish well to all his family.
Sylvia Hullinger Fuoss

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