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John H. Vriezelaar, 86

July 17, 2015
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John H. Vriezelaar, age 86 of Monroe passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Hospice of Pella Comfort House in Pella. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Monroe United Methodist Church, with burial following at Silent City Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Friday, July 10, 2015, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Monroe United Methodist Church. Memorials may be directed to the church or the Monroe Fire Department and condolences may be left for the family at

The son of Henry W. and Cornelia (Heemstra) Vriezelaar, John was born on August 23, 1928, on the family farm near Otley. John attended Summit School. He graduated from Pella High School in 1945. On September 3, 1949, he was united in marriage to Twila Jean Balmer at the Monroe United Methodist Church. John farmed and owned Red Rock Tack in Monroe.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife Twila; two children, Susan Jean (Gregory) Gildersleeve of Monroe and John Hugh (Gwen) Vriezelaar also of Monroe; five grandchildren, ; and seven great grandchildren; an aunt; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, a daughter, Sandra Jean; a brother, and a nephew.

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