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Gerrit Veurink

March 4, 1929 — December 12, 2020

Gerrit Veurink, age 91, of Milaca, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020.  A private service will be held at the Christian Reformed Church in Pease.  Interment with full military honors will follow at the church cemetery.

Gerrit Veurink was born March 4, 1929 to John and Cornelia (Scheffer) Veurink in Pease, MN.  He attended Pease Christian School and then helped his father on the family farm.  He entered the U.S. Army in February 1954 and was honorably discharged in February 1956.  Gerrit then returned to the farm.  He was united in marriage to Eleanor Marcus on June 29, 1963 in Prinsburg, MN and to this union twelve children were born.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor;  children, Lori (John) Monroe, Gary Veurink (Kelly Bemboom), Karla (Donny) Lueck, Brian Veurink, Caryn (Craig) Maalis, Rachel (Troy) Weidner, Randall (Gina) Veurink, Kimberly Paxton, (Tony Trunk), Shannon (Kurt) Larson, Lugene (LuAnn) Veurink, Julie (Brett) Mattson and Dawn Van Lith; 32 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren;  sister, Carol Droogsma;  sister-in-law, Lorraine Veurink;  also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Hattie Veurink, Johanna Kuperus, Henrietta Hubers, Jeanne Soldin and Henry Veurink.

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