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“You have our sympathy. May God be with you during this time. ”
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Effie Jacobsma, age 82, of Sibley, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.

Funeral Services will be Friday, April 3, 2015 at 10:30 A.M. at the Christian Reformed Church in Sibley. Rev. Roger Bouwman officiating.

Burial to follow at Holman Township Cemetery in Sibley.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 2, from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home in Sibley.

Effie Jacobsma was born on February 24, 1933. She was the daughter of John and Cora (Schaap) DeKruif. She lived her youth in Sheldon, Iowa, where she attended school.
She was united in marriage to Lynn Jacobsma of Sibley, Iowa on September 18, 1951 on the Jacobsma farm, west of Sibley. They lived on the Jacobsma farm for 17 years before moving into Sibley where Effie has lived for 47 years. She cleaned offices at Northwestern Bell, Ellerbroek Agency, and U.S. Bank, until retiring. Lynn passed away on August 11, 2004.
Effie was an active member of the Christian Reformed Church in Sibley for 64 years. She enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels for 10 years.
Effie's family was very special to her. She loved getting together with her family, cooking, and sharing her pies of all kinds. Her parents died when she was young, so her bond to family became very close especially with her nieces and nephews. She enjoyed traveling to see her children and grandchildren. She rarely missed a concert at the school. Having coffee, playing cards and dominos with her friends was another way Effie enjoyed spending her time.
She will be remembered as a kindhearted, giving person with a warm smile, who enjoyed taking care of others.
She passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Osceola Community Hospital in Sibley.
Those left to cherish her memories are three sons and daughters-in-law: Roger Lynn and Lana Jacobsma of Hull, IA, Douglas Blaine and Mary Jacobsma of Doon, IA, Kelly Gene and Rochelle Jacobsma of Sibley, IA; eleven grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews, and three sisters-in-law: Anna Mae Hargens, Geneva Bonnema, and Marion Jacobsma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Jacobsma; her parents; three brothers: Johnny DeKruif, Cornelius DeKruif, and William DeKruif; five sisters: Kate Dolphin, Jenny Krogman, Minnie Paulsen, Annie Paulsen, and Gertrude Seivert; and her granddaughter, Lindsey Arens.

In Loving Memory Of
Effie Jacobsma
Born: February 24, 1933
Passed Away: March 31, 2015
Age: 82 years, 1 month and 7 days

FUNERAL SERVICE
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 10:30 A.M.
Christian Reformed Church, Sibley, Iowa
Family Prayer Service at 10:15 A.M.

OFFICIATING
Rev. Roger Bouwman

MUSIC
Organist: Benjamin Jacobsma, grandson
CD by Daryl Turner: "He Touched Me"
Congregational Songs
Processional: "Because He Lives" Red Hymnal # 213
During the service: "Make Me A Blessing" Red Hymnal # 452
Recessional: "He Lives" Red Hymnal # 220

CASKET BEARERS
Matt Middendorp Mike Middendorp
Scott Olson Jon Arens
Eric Jacobsma Nathan Schwebach

INTERMENT
Holman Township Cemetery, Sibley, Iowa

Following interment, the family invites all
for fellowship and lunch at the church.

ARRANGEMENTS BY
Andringa Funeral Home
Larry R. Andringa, Funeral Director

Funeral Home
Andringa Funeral Home
422 9th Street Sibley, IA 51249
Tel. (712) 754-4631
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