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Ronald Bajema

February 23, 1941 — January 20, 2018

Rock Valley, IA: Ronald W. Bajema, 76, of Rock Valley, Iowa died Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley after a courageous battle against cancer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 24 at 10:30 AM at Trinity Christian Reformed Church of Rock Valley with Rev. Henry Lengkeek and Rev. Stanley Groothof officiating. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held one hour prior to the funeral service from 9:30-10:30 AM, Wednesday, at Trinity CRC. Memorials may be given to Hope Haven or Rock Valley Christian School.

Ronald Wayne Bajema, son of Barney and Johanna (Vanden Bosch) Bajema, was born February 23, 1941 in Rock Valley, Iowa. He grew up on a farm west of Rock Valley and attended Rock Valley Christian School and graduated from Hull Western Christian in Hull, Iowa. He was united in marriage with Evelyn (Voortman) on June 28, 1962, in Rock Valley. Together the couple lived in Rock Valley.

Ron worked at Farmers Elevator for 40 + years before retiring in 2007. He was a charter member of Trinity Christian Reformed Church and served as a deacon, as well as serving on the Western Christian School Board. He enjoyed volunteering at Hope Haven wheelchairs for Hope, and visiting the Senior Citizens Center while he was still physically able.

Ron is survived by his wife Evelyn and their 3 children, Kevin (Sharlene) their children Avery and Nathan of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Carla (Scott) Houwman, their children Tori and Tyler of Mitchell, South Dakota; and Brian (Cyndi),and their child Jacob, of Minneapolis Minnesota; a sister Alice Kosters of Rock Valley; and two sisters-in-law, Henrietta Bajema of Hills, Minnestoa and Helen Bajema of Sioux Falls; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dennis (Diane) Van Zee, and sister-in-law Millie Hoekstra, both of Rock Valley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Barney and Johanna; brothers Otto (Marlene), Leonard, Bernie, and Bob Bajema; sisters, Frances (Clarence) Dykstra, Irene (John) DeWit, Agnes (Marion) Horstman and brothers-in-law, Harold Kosters and John Hoekstra.


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM ,Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Trinity Christian Reformed Church
2020 8th Street Southeast Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

Funeral Service

10:30 AM ,Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Trinity Christian Reformed Church
2020 8th Street Southeast Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247
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