Arie (Arrie) Gortmaker (Gertmaker)
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Born 1907-05-24 in Miller (USA). Died 2004-09-14, buried in Sioux Falls (SD) (USA). Arie Boekhoff, 97, of Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at the Sioux Valley Centennial Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls.
The funeral service was held Friday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.
Arie was born May 24, 1907 to Jurn and Annie Gortmaker on a farm near Miller. Wert and Arje Gortmaker adopted her after the death of her mother. She grew up in the Monroe, S.D. area and lived there until her marriage to Ben Boekhoff on November 23, 1938. At that time, they moved to Sioux Falls.
She was a loving mother and a great homemaker. She enjoyed canning, preserving and freezing vegetables from the large garden she and her husband had for many years. Among her other hobbies were crocheting, embroidery and making many quilts for her children and grandchild.
She is survived by her children, Arjeanna (Paul) Hedlund of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Frederick (Marie) Boekhoff of Sioux Falls; and Rosella (E.B.) Morrison of Sioux Falls; and one grandchild, Cindy (Steve) Martin of Cascade, Mont.
Source: United States Obituary Collection Results (Miller Press, Sep/24/2004) & South Dakota Marriages (1905-1949)
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