Jeanette Vander Heiden
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Jeanette Gertrude Vander Heiden, 94, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her son’s home in Cleveland, under the care of Hospice.

She was the daughter of Engle and Dena (Bruckelman) Van Zee, and was born Feb. 3, 1919, in New Holland, S.D. She was the eldest of 10 brothers and sisters. She was a high school graduate of New Holland.

On May 10, 1939, Jeanette was united in marriage with Henry T. Vander Heiden in Harrison, S.D. To this union four children were born: Henry Jr., Darlene, Dale and Judy.

She had devoted her life to her family, and was a member of the Newton Christian Reformed Church. She enjoyed her family, and being with and doing things for her grandchildren.

Those left to honor Jeanette’s memory include her son, Dale (Debbie) Vander Heiden of Cleveland; her daughter, Darlene Evans of Rapid City, S.D.; her daughter-in-law, Cora Vander Heiden of Newton; son-in-law, Tim Parrish of Newton; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sister: Riley (Pearl) VanZee, Ed (Adrena “Andi”) VanZee, Gertrude (Ed) Slings, all of Newton; her sisters-in-law: Irene VanZee, Mary Lou VanZee-Kridt, and Geneva VanZee; her nieces and nephews; and her many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Henry J. Vander Heiden Jr. on November 24, 2007; daughter, Judy Parrish; son-in-law, James C. Evans; grandson, Brian J. Evans; and her brothers and sisters-in-law, sister and brother-in-law: LeRoy Van Zee, Virgil VanZee, Dorothy (Bill) VanArkle, Herman (Ann) VanZee, John VanZee and Raymond (Frances) VanZee.

A visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Newton Christian Reformed Church.

The funeral for Jeaanette will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the church.

Pence~Reese Funeral Home in Newton, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorials in Jeanette’s name are being designated to: Newton Christian Reformed Church or Newton Christian School.

Burial will be in the Newton Union Cemetery.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Jeanette and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Vander Heiden family with the local arrangements.