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Porter Funeral Home
Thursday February 24th, 2022
6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Trinity Christian Reformed Church (Rock Valley)
Friday February 25th, 2022

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Wilma Burgers

Rock Valley, IA: Wilma Burgers, 84, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Monday, February 21, 2022, at her home in Rock Valley under the care of her loving family. Funeral service will be held Friday, February 25, at 10:30 AM at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, Rock Valley with Rev. Henry Lengkeek. The service will be livestreamed at https://livestream.com/accounts/17373723/trinitycrcservices Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Thursday, February 24, from 6:00-7:30 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley.


   Memorials may be given to Justice For All in Rock Valley.


   Wilma Burgers was born on May 26, 1937, in Zeist, The Netherlands, the daughter of Joe and Wilma (De Ruiter) Van De Stroet. She was raised in The Netherlands until Wilma was 11. In 1948 she moved to the United States with her parents, brothers, and sisters. They settled at Fairview, South Dakota where she completed 8th grade at a country school.


   On September 2, 1959, Wilma was united in marriage with Gilbert Burgers in Rock Valley, Iowa. Together the couple made their home in Rock Valley where they raised their four children; Derrel, Gloria, Glenda, and Leon. Wilma and Gilbert were charter members of Trinity Christian Reformed Church.


   Wilma loved to work with her hands and always made work fun. Whether she was busy raising her children, volunteering at Justice For All, baking or making meals for others, or helping countless people with whatever they needed, this was her passion and mission. Wilma had a heart to serve others and always gave her best. She enjoyed riding bike, playing games, and visiting with friends.


   Wilma is survived by her husband of 62 years, Gilbert; three children, Gloria Burgers of Rock Valley, Glenda Jones of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Leon (Lora) Burgers of Alvord, Iowa; four grandchildren, Sara (Jason) Roskup, Mike Lottman, Tawny Jones, and Tara Jones; two great-grandchildren, Jada and Alyse Roskup; sister, Beverly Dykstra of Rock Valley; and sister-in-law, Josie Van De Stroet of Visalia, California.


   Preceding Wilma in death were her parents, Joe and Wilma Van De Stroet; son, Derrel Burgers; and siblings, Harry Van De Stroet, Carol Getting, Alice Leusink, and Case Van De Stroet.


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Gilbert, I am so sorry! I just saw that Wilma has passed. I am sure thinking of you, Carla

Carla Manning Mar 8 2022 3:45 PM

With our prayers and sympathy.

Joanne and Jim Feb 25 2022 11:25 AM

I and my siblings appreciated Wilma's care for our mother, Myra Heuer. She shared her concerns with us so that we could address them. As her housekeeper, Mom used to say that there was nothing that Wilma would not do inside or outside the house.
Together, they enjoyed meals at local restaurants, and time helping out at Justice for All.
Condolences to her family and friends,
Sincerely, Eloise

Eloise Hamann Feb 24 2022 3:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Wilma Burgers

Eloise Hamann Feb 24 2022 3:28 PM

Gilbert and Family, I was very sorry to hear about your loss. Wilma was a very kind lady. Her devotion to my mom, Myra Heuer was greatly appreciated. May your many precious memories bring you comfort.. Sandy Heuer Borello

Sandra K. Borello Feb 24 2022 1:59 PM

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Roger and Donna Joachim Feb 24 2022 12:55 AM

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Tony & Marcia Rozeboom Feb 23 2022 9:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Wilma Burgers

Leroy Teslaa Feb 23 2022 9:26 PM

You will be remembered for your Christ-like servant heart and humble spirit. Our sympathy to Gilbert and family as you rest in Gods hope and love.

Mary and Dan De Groot Feb 23 2022 8:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Wilma Burgers

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