June 3, 1947 - February 25, 2018
Visitation: Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Bethany Reformed Church.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2018 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, SD.
Elizabeth “Betty” Zomermaand, age 70, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Dougherty Hospice House surrounded by her family. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2018 at Bethany Reformed Church in Canton, SD. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m., at Bethany Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to KNWC radio.
Betty was born on June 3, 1947 in Canton, SD to John & Effie (VanGrootheest) Van De Stroet. She attended school in Canton. She married Arnold Zomermaand on July 21, 1967 at Bethany Reformed Church. The couple made their home and farmed near Inwood, IA. In addition to raising her 4 children, Betty enjoyed baking, cooking, and keeping the farm running smoothly. She loved attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities and was an active member of Bethany Reformed Church. She was known for her hospitality and her willingness to help others.
Grateful for having shared her life are her husband of 50 years, Arnold, children, Brenda (Mike) Colby, Sioux Falls, SD and their children, Luke (Jade), Elizabeth, Aaron, and Daniel; Arlen (Holly) Zomermaand, Inwood, IA and their children, Megan, Shelby, Ashlyn, and Kate; Kevin (Stephanie) Zomermaand, Sioux Falls, SD and their children, Riley, Avery, Sophia, and Kolston; and Julie Smith, Worthing, SD and her children Ethan and Kaden; brothers, Mace (Carol) Van De Stroet and Gilbert (Sharon) Van De Stroet, all of Inwood, IA; sisters, Tillie (Wilber) Zeilstra, Fairview, SD, Albertha (Anton) Kampen, Canton, SD and Cora Van Beek, Rock Valley, IA; sisters-in-law, Leona Van De Stroet, Jasper, MN and Antonia Van De Stroet, Rock Valley, IA; 14 grandchildren; along with numerous extended relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Gerrit and Henry, and brother-in-law (Jacob) Van Beek.