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Roger W. Broek

February 1, 1950 — July 12, 2023

Sioux Center, Iowa

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SIOUX CENTER, IOWA – Roger W. Broek, 73, of Sioux Center, formerly of Ireton, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.

   Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2023, at Faith Christian Reformed Church in Sioux Center, Iowa with Pastor Bob Pollema officiating. The service can be rewatched at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWbSghBdHuQ.  Burial, with military rites, at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ireton, Iowa will be prior to the service. Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the church.

 

   Roger Broek was born on February 1, 1950, in Le Mars, Iowa to David and Cornelia (Vande Garde) Broek.  This was a special day for the Broek’s as he arrived on his dad’s birthday and his parent’s anniversary.

 

   He grew up in the Inwood, Iowa area and attended Inwood Christian School and Western Christian High School, graduating in 1968.  Rog drove bus while attending Western Christian and joked about finding creative ways to accidentally be late for school.  Following graduation, Rog enlisted in the 185th Airforce and graduated as a fuel systems mechanic. 

 

   On July 7, 1969, Rog married his high school sweetheart, Linda Hoekstra, at the Doon Christian Reformed Church in Doon, Iowa.  Rog and Linda made their first home in Doon where they welcomed their first daughter, Jill.  They later moved to Ireton, Iowa where they added their son, Mike and second daughter, Dani.  Rog was a handy-man by trade and worked his first construction job with Vollink Construction.  He worked for Sioux County, prior to beginning R & R Construction in Ireton.  Rog and Linda later purchased the local hometown grocery store and served the community as Rog’s Clover Farm.  Rog and Linda kept the entire family busy in their local business, putting their children to work to keep them busy with the possible intent to keep them out of mischief.  After selling the grocery store in 1996, Rog held various positions in the area.  Rog and Linda moved to Sioux Center, Iowa in 2016, where they currently resided. 

 

   More importantly than Rog’s work history is the legacy he left by turning his struggles into a passion for helping those around him with hurts, habits, and hang-ups.  Rog was instrumental in starting Celebrate Recovery at the Maurice Reformed Church.  His humbleness, belief in God, and grace, offered many folks the support to overcome life hurdles.  Rog was a faithful servant with a desire for helping others.  Rog fiercely loved His Lord and Savior, his wife Linda of 54 years, and his kids and grandkids. 

 

   A few of Rog’s favorite things included eating ice cream and circus peanuts, cheering on the Royals, handing out candy to the neighborhood littles, and watching his grandkids sporting events.

 

   Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Linda; daughters, Jill Vander Windt (Mike) and Dani Gradert (Gerad); and son, Mike Broek (Angie); grandkids, Josh Vander Windt, Cainen Vander Windt (Jess), Kennedy Foley (Alex), Jackson Vander Windt, Cade Broek (Jordyn), Carter Broek, Hannah Broek, Cohen Broek, Alex Gradert, Mitchell Gradert, and Clayton Gradert; great-grandkids, Elijah Vander Windt, Harrison Foley, and baby boy Vander Windt set to arrive December; brother, Darwin Broek (Evanette); sisters-in-law, Marlene Broek and Lorna Koedam (Gary); and brothers-in-law, Larry Hoekstra (Terry) and Lee Hoekstra (Joann).

 

   Those who he will see again in Heaven are his parents, David and Cornelia Broek; parents-in- law, Harold and Bertha Hoekstra; brother, Jay Broek; and great-grandson, Bennett Vander Windt.

 

   In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be directed to Celebrate Recovery (https://www.celebraterecovery.com/resources/12-steps), or Be Not Afraid (https://benotafraid.net/), a non-profit organization that supports families of infants with a life-limiting diagnosis.  Or you can simply honor Rog by helping those who may be struggling.

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Visitation With The Family

Sunday, July 16, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Faith Christian Reformed Church

801 9th Street SE, Sioux Center, IA 51250

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Monday, July 17, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Faith Christian Reformed Church

801 9th Street SE, Sioux Center, IA 51250

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