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Monday November 25th, 2019
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Rozenda "Rose" Jeanet Kooima

   Rozenda Jeanet Kooima, age 82, of Inwood, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Fellowship Village in Inwood, Iowa.

   Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 26 at 10:30 am at the New Life Assembly of God Church in Inwood with Pastor Tim Larson officiating. A private family burial will take place prior to the service at the Richland Cemetery east of Inwood. Visitation will be on Monday, November 25 from 5:00–7:00 pm with the family present at the Porter Funeral Home in Inwood, Iowa.

   The Kooima family prefer memorials be directed to Fellowship Village of Inwood, Iowa. 

   Rozenda Jeanet Kooima was born January 17, 1937, near Sioux Center, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Hermina (De Boer) Bartels. She grew up in Sioux Center and graduated from high school in 1954. While living at home she worked with her parents at Central Café and also worked grading eggs at Co-op Produce.

   She was united in marriage to Sebertus Kooima in 1956. They were blessed with five children. Rose was a homemaker for much of her life. She also worked at K-Products for 22 years. She served as a member of the Fellowship Village Auxiliary. She was a founding member of her church and remained active, teaching Sunday School and serving as Sunday School superintendent for many years. She enjoyed hosting family gatherings and was famous for serving plenty of delicious comfort food.

   Rose and Sebertus farmed for 49 years east of Inwood, retiring to town in 2008. For the last several years they wintered near family in California. They moved to Fellowship Village in August of this year.

   She is survived by her husband, Sebertus, and by her five children, Steven Kooima, Marla Ter Wee, Harlan (Kim) Kooima, Lisa (Stacey) Kooima, Scott Kooima, 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

   She is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Hermina Bartels; brother and sister-in-law, Truman and Elaine Bartels; sister, Ruth Ann Kehrli; daughter-in-law, Wanda Kooima; son-in-law, James Ter Wee; and grandson, Jonathan Kooima.

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Rose was a prescious friend for over 30 years. I will truly miss her marvelous hugs. She prayed with me often and we shared life together. It is very hard to have closure with my friends who leave me because I am in another country, but I will meet you just inside the pearly gate. Love you Rose and praying for the family at this homegoing.

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A candle was lit in memory of Rozenda "Rose" Kooima

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