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Theo Keizer

February 3, 1929 — October 24, 2019

   Doon, IA: Theo Keizer, 90, of Doon, Iowa, died Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Fellowship Village in Inwood, Iowa. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 28, at 10:30 AM at Doon First Reformed Church with Pastor Rob Horstman officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery of Doon. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Sunday, October 27, at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley from 2:00-3:30 PM. Condolences may be left for the family at

   Theo Niemeyer was born on February 3, 1929 to Walter and Hendrika (Van Grootheest) Niemeyer near Montpelier, North Dakota. Theo lived as a girl near Fairview, South Dakota, Larchwood, Iowa, and Inwood, Iowa. Theo was united in marriage to Dick W. Keizer on October 1, 1948, in Rock Rapids, Iowa. She was a homemaker and helped Dick on the farm north of Doon. They moved into the town of Doon in 1970. Theo worked at Coilcrafting in Canton, South Dakota, and in housekeeping in Valley Manor in Rock Valley, Iowa for 24 years. She also did housekeeping in this area and in Sioux Falls, South Dakota until she retired. She was active in various women’s organizations at the First Reformed Church in Doon. She enjoyed the fellowship she had with friends and neighbors and enjoyed working with her flowers during the summer. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her much joy in life.

   On Thursday, October 24, 2019, Theo died at Fellowship Village in Inwood, Iowa. She was 90 years, 8 months, and 21 days of age.

   Theo is survived by her son, John A. (Sharon) Keizer of Hull, Iowa; three daughters, Wanda (Kent) Van’t Hul of Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, Janice (Lonnie) Johnson of Doon, and Rosetta (Randy) Van Engen of Doon; eleven grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Helene Niemeyer of Doon, Iowa, Samantha Niemeyer of George, Iowa, Jen Keizer of Sheldon, Iowa, and Fenna Winter of Rock Valley, Iowa; and one brother-in-law, Jim Keizer of Doon, Iowa.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Gerrit Niemeyer, Bill Niemeyer, and Henry Niemeyer; three brothers-in-law, Bill Keizer, John Keizer, and Fritz Winter; one sister, Grace Keizer; and two sisters-in-law, Hester Niemeyer and Pat Keizer.

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