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Eleanor Veurink

December 3, 1937 — April 1, 2024

Milaca

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Funeral services for Eleanor Veurink, age 86, of Milaca, will be held Friday, April 5, 2024 at 11 AM at the Christian Reformed Church in Pease.  Interment will follow at Pease Cemetery.  Visitation will take place from 5:00 - 7:30 PM on Thursday at the church and continue one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Eleanor Veurink was born in Prinsburg, Minnesota on December 3, 1937 to Garriet and Anna (Hoffman) Marcus.  She started school in a country school-District 101 and when that closed she went to Prinsburg Christian.  Since Prinsburg did not have all twelve grades, she finished at Western Christian High School in Hull, Iowa in 1955.  She then attended Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and started teaching in Sully, Iowa for three years.  She continued her college education and taught at Pease Christian School.  After three years, she moved to Sumas, Washington and then to Everett, Washington.  She then returned to Pease and married Gerrit Veurink in Prinsburg on June 29, 1963.  They resided on the farm and to this union twelve children were born, Lori (John) Monroe, Gary (Kelly Bemboom), Karla (Donnie) Lueck, Brian, Caryn (Craig) Maalis, Rachel (Troy) Weidner, Randy (Gina), Kim (Tony Trunk), Shannon (Kurt) Larson, Lugene (LuAnn), Julie (Brett) Mattson, Dawn (Shawn Fundine) Van Lith; she is also survived by 32 grandchildren; 16 and soon to be 17 great-grandchildren.

Eleanor enjoyed baking, canning, and just being with her large family.  She worked with Lori in her daycare for 18 years.  She loved the Lord and participated in many Bible studies, either by attending or leading.  She worked with D.A.C. Bible studies and Crossroads Bible Institute-reviewing and writing a letter of encouragement each week, which she loved, she did this for 13 years.  Through this ministry, she reached 675 people.

Eleanor passed away April 1, 2024 at M Health Fairview in Minneapolis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Dick G., William, Francis, and Calvin; two sisters, Ann Brouwer and Selma Zondervan; one grandson, Gabriel Veurink.

Also surviving along with her children are sister, Josie Swart of Prinsburg and brother, Gerald (Kathy) Marcus of Willmar.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, April 4, 2024

5:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Christian Reformed Church

117 W Main St, Pease, MN 56363

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 5, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Christian Reformed Church

117 W Main St, Pease, MN 56363

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