Obituary Record

Robert Wayne (Bob) DeBoer
Died on 5/22/2008

Posted on a website, May 2008 (web site not named)


Robert Wayne “Bob” DeBoer, 71, Holland, died Thursday, May 22, 2008, at his home. Born November 9, 1936, Firth, to Roy and Ruth (Devries) DeBoer. United States Army veteran. Lifelong farmer, Holland area. Member, Holland Reformed Church, where Bob taught Sunday School and held several church offices; Gideons.

Survivors: wife, Virginia; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Dena DeBoer, Firth; Mike and Amber Deboer, Bailey, Colorado; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathi and Scott Wieskamp, Panama; Kristi and Jerry TeKolste, Firth; eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bruce and Susan DeBoer, Denver, Colorado; Gary and Kathy DeBoer, Nelson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harlan and Rowanna Essink, Adams; Norman and Mary Essink, Lincoln. Preceded in death by parents, grandson, Matthew DeBoer.

Services were held Monday, May 26, 2008, Holland Reformed Church. Pastors Vic Folkert and Todd Schmidt. Burial: Holland Cemetery. Military Honors, Nebraska Army National Guard. Memorials in lieu of flowers to ID-RA-HA-JE (Christian youth camp) or Holland Reformed Church. Condolences online at

(additional: Robert is brother of Bruce DeBoer who married Susan K. Stricklett, child of Peter & Eulala (Svendgaard) Stricklett Jr. Pearl was child of Peter Andrew and Emma Marie (Jensen) Svendgaard. Emma was Soren Jensen’s 2nd child.)

Puzzle: Pearl (above) is not mentioned at all in the main text. There is no indication who she is.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

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