Ruby Veldkamp

October 30, 1931 - May 19, 2016

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will begin at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the school.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Canton High School.

Veldkamp paperRuby Veldkamp, age 84, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Canton Good Samaritan Center.  Funeral services will begin at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at Canton High School.  Visitation, with family present, will begin at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the school.

          Ruby was born on October 30, 1931 in Sioux County, IA to Gerrit and Florence (Popma) Kots.   She attended school in Maurice, IA.  She professed to walk with the Lord at a young age.   She married Peter Veldkamp on November 27, 1951 in Canton, SD.  The couple lived in Canton and Beaver Creek, MN before returning to Canton in 1966.  Peter died in 2000.

          Ruby was a farmer’s wife and mother.  She enjoyed crocheting, writing letters, and emailing.

Ruby is survived by her children, Patsy Layman, Banning, CA, Delbert (Brenda)Veldkamp, Canton, SD, David (Diane) Veldkamp, Columbus, NE, Paul (Juli) Veldkamp, Wayne, NE, and Sadie (Jay) Heetland, Lincoln, MO; sister, Goldie (Max) Bowman, Elgin, NE; sister-in-law, Adrianna Kots; brothers-in-law, Ted Coleman, Don Jones, and George Hearick; 12 grandchildren;  4 great-grandchildren; along with numerous other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; daughter, Twyla; brothers, James, George, and Hubert; and sisters, Ethel, Esther, Pearl, Rose, Daisy, Violet (infant).


11 condolences have been left

  1. What a dear lady your mother was. I always enjoyed my self when I did jobs at her house. I loved her unusual sense of humor. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless.
    Sterling Heath

  2. Thinking of Ruby’s family this weekend. Good memories of being around Canton over the years. Grateful for faithful examples of those like her that keep true to the end.

  3. Ruby will be missed so much but glad she has gone on to rest…still waiting for Jesus’ return, but now waiting without the struggle. A lovely lady who loved much and was loved much.

  4. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Your mother will be greatly missed by each of you and by all who knew her. But what a rich heritage she leaves you! Thankful to have known her a little and appreciate her faithfulness. Love in Him.

  5. We were so sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing.
    We will keep you in our prayers.
    Wishing you peace. The Nelson’s

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Aunt Ruby is now one of God’s special Angels.

  7. Sending our Deepest Sympathy to Rube’s family!! She was a faithful soul!!! Hugs to you all !!!

  8. Sadie and family; we’re thinking of you with sincere sympathy and love

  9. Dear folks,

    Thelma and I had the privilege of knowing Pete and Ruby over the years. Know there is sorrow and joy also for her riches ahead.

  10. Oh we sure would love to be with you all on Sunday to remember Ruby. It is not going to work for us, we will miss seeing all of you. Love, Our sympathy for you all in losing your mother, Leroy and Jet Forsberg