Jennie Nieuwboer

Jennie Nieuwboer, 94, Luverne, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.

A funeral was Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.

Jennie Veld was born July 2, 1922, to Sabo and Tillie (Broesder) Veld on the family farm and grew up in the Chandler and Edgerton area where she attended country school.

She married Henry Nieuwboer on June 10, 1944, in Folk Polk, Louisiana, while Henry was serving in the military and before he was deployed to Europe during World War II. When Henry returned, they lived most of their married life in Kenneth. In the early years of marriage, she worked for the Gardner Grocery Store candling eggs. But for the most part, she was a stay-at-home mom and helped Henry with the trucking business.

Jennie was a member of the Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary and the Magnolia High School Mothers Club.

In 1996 Henry and Jennie moved into an apartment in Luverne. Henry died June 11, 2003, and shortly thereafter Jennie moved to the Centennial Apartments where she enjoyed their activities. She also volunteered cutting squares at the Senior Citizens Center, serving coffee at the Veterans Home, helping with bingo at the Mary Jane Brown Home, and playing bingo at the Luverne American Legion.

In February of 2013, Jennie became a resident of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne

Jennie was a member of several churches during her lifetime and was currently a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne, where she had enjoyed her circle friends. She also attended church at the Veterans Home. Her biggest joy of all was her family.

Jennie is survived by her two children, Del and Cora Nieuwboer and Gloria and Bud Rust, all of Luverne; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; her parents; and seven sisters, Henrietta, Florence, Tina, Bertha, Henrietta, Hilda and Tillie; and three brothers, Jack, John and Tony.

Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www.hartquistfuneral.com.

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