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Obituary: Jean Soodsma

10/22/2013 02:43PM ● By Rebecca K. Abma
Jean Soodsma (nee Van De Veen), 89, of Midland Park passed away on October 19, 2013. Born and raised in Midland Park where she was a life-long resident. Prior to her retirement in 1988 she was employed by National Community Bank. A charter member of the Irving Park Christian Reformed Church; she was presently a member of Faith Community CRC. Jean was a member of the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat Auxiliary and the Valley Hospital Auxiliary.

Beloved wife of 64 years of Herb Soodsma of Midland Park. Devoted mother of Beverly Ten Kate and her husband Peter of Wyckoff, Debra Veenstra and her husband Randall of Green Pond, Cathy Lagerveld and her husband Kenneth of North Haledon and William Soodsma and his wife Lisa of Wyckoff.

Loving grandmother of 13 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 11. Dear sister of Louise Lamb of Lavalette. She was pre-deceased by her brothers; Thomas and William Van De Veen.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am at Faith Community Christian Reformed Church, 530 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Jean’s memory to the Eastern Christian School Association, 50 Oakwood Avenue, North Haledon, NJ 07508 or Bethany Christian Services, 12-19 River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Vander Plaat-Vermeulen, Franklin Lakes handled the arrangements. Condolence notes can be posted on this tribute page on their website. 
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