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1924 Sibbelina 2020

Sibbelina Van Loozenoord

March 27, 1924 — May 21, 2020

Sibbelina G. Van Loozenoord March 7, 1924 – May 21, 2020 A true Angel on earth! Sib was born on a farm in Sully, Iowa to Dutch immigrants John W. Vos and Agnes (Sjaardema) Vos. She spent the next 23 years near Pella, Iowa. Sib graduated from Pella Christian High School. In 1947, she moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan and lived there until she met her husband Harold Van Loozenoord. Together they had three daughters, Sandra Lee, Linda Ann and Julie Lynn. In 1964 they moved to Denver, Colorado because of Harold’s love of snow skiing and better job opportunities. There they added more family in the form of sons in law, six Grandsons Tyler DeRuiter, Joshua L. Williams, Colin M. Williams, Travis V. Callas, Justin J. Krista and Brandon C. Callas, and nine great grandchildren Alia Callas, Nakiya Krista, Cash Callas, Piper DeRuiter, Breck DeRuiter, Hudson Williams, Stella Williams, Jaxon Williams and Jazlyn Williams. Because of Sib’s dedication to the Lord, and her awesome secretarial skills, she was led to be a secretary for the First Reformed Church in Denver, Colorado for 20 years. In 1975, after their children moved out of the house, they felt moved to sponsor a Vietnamese lady and her family of eight. This was a wonderful experience and blessing for Sib and Harold. The love they gave, returned to them tenfold. They were still very close to their Vietnamese extended family up until the day of their passing. Harold and Sib were very social and became very involved in any endeavor they did. They enjoyed living an active life getting together with family, church members and friends for meals, cards and adventures as well as many wonderful vacations, camping, cruising, snow skiing including starting a National Ski Patrol Volunteer team at ‘Ski Idlewild’ in Colorado. In 1987, after retirement, they purchased a summer cabin by Schaffer’s Crossing on Elk Creek Road in Colorado. Sib loved her time at the cabin, especially when the kids would come to visit. In 1990, they moved full time to Sun City, Arizona and started the West Valley Christian Fellowship church as charter members with other friends. She was the secretary of this church for the next 20 years. Sib was dearly loved by family and friends. An enthusiastic love for her Lord and Savior, she felt a peace in knowing her children and grandchildren knew their Savior. Sib was proceeded in death by her husband Harold on April 1, 2020, her parents, brothers Don Vos and Bill Vos, sisters Kay Paris, Catherine Van Waardhuizen, Agnes Brummel, and Wilma Blanke. She is survived by her sister Joey Vander Linden of Pella, Iowa, her three daughters, six grandsons and nine great-grandchildren.
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