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“So Sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that I am thinking of your family durring this sad time. ”
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“So sorry to hear of Kenny's death. I pray that you all be given a healing touch of God's mercy and Love. Jeff Rens ”
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“As we celebrate this season of the resurrection please know that Kenny has received that gift that was given to all of us and is now at peace. Our...Read More »
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“I am so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing away. I pray he is now at eternal peace as his life here was full of challenges and stuggles. I commend...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Gayle Brandt

“I was with great sadness that we learned of Ken's death. May you find peace in the certainty of God's grace. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Dave & Lori Vander Laan

“So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. May the rich promises of God's Word comfort and sustain you through the difficult days ahead. May...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Marian (Van Santen) Schneekloth

“I was saddened to learn of your brother's death. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. ”
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Kenneth Vellema, age 47, of Harris, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2007, at his home in Harris.

Funeral services will be Thursday. March 29, 2007, at 1:30 P.M. at the Christian Reformed Church in Ocheyedan. Rev. John Knoester officiating.

Burial in the Union Township Cemetery in Harris, Iowa.

Visitation will be at the Christian Reformed Church in Ocheyedan on Wednesday, March 28, from 3-9 P.M. with the family present from 7-9 P.M. at the church.


Kenneth Wayne Vellema, 47, of Harris, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2007, at his home in Harris. He was born on April 8, 1959, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, to Henry and Bertha (Walburg) Vellema.
Kenny graduated from Hull Western Christian High School in Hull, Iowa, in May of 1977. After graduating from high school Kenny attended Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa.
Kenny continued to farm and enjoyed his mechanic abilities and the care for animals.
Most of all, Kenny loved his son, Mike, more than life itself and was so extremely proud of him, more than words can express.
Kenny is survived by his son: Mike Vellema of Sioux Falls, SD, and Mike's mother: Dee Vellema of Lake Park, IA; his ten siblings: Sylvia (Gerald) Bosma of Harris, IA, Adela (Dennis) Daggett of Minneapolis, MN, Carol (Bob) Murphy of Durham, NC, Phyllis (Dennis) Bosma of Ocheyedan, IA, Bob Vellema of Lake Park, IA, Cindy (Lynn) Vande Brake of Sheldon, IA, Janie (Jeff) Vande Griend of Sibley, IA, Donna (E.J.) King of Sioux Falls, SD, Lori (Paul) Kroeze of Orange City, IA, Paul (Phyllis) Vellema of Harris, IA; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Dad and Mom, and Grandparents.

In Loving Memory Of
Kenneth Wayne Vellema
Born: April 8, 1959
Passed Away: March 25, 2007
Age: 47 years, 11months and 17 days
FUNERAL SERVICE
Thursday, March 29, 2007, at 1:30 P.M.
Christian Reformed Church, Ocheyedan, Iowa
Family Prayer Service at 1:15 P.M.
OFFICIATING
Rev. John Knoester
MUSIC
Congregational Songs
Processional: "Abide With Me" # 442
During the service: "Amazing Grace" insert

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Bob Vellema Paul Vellema
Neal Vellema Marc Murphy
Lee Vellema

CASKET BEARERS
Jon Bosma Joel Bosma
Eric Murphy David Bosma
Tony Vellema Nick Vellema

INTERMENT
Union Township Cemetery, Harris, Iowa

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

ARRANGEMENTS BY
Andringa Funeral Home
Larry R. Andringa, Director

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