Betty Zomermaand

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.

Betty Z argus       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.



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  1. A friendship which developed 50 years ago between a Michigan and Iowa family grew to include 2 generations. Cycle rides, pheasant and deer hunting, boating fishing fellowship eating…Betty is in a better place, we wish she could watch these friendships grow for 50 more years. The Michiganders will miss Betty. Great memories. Praying for you guys.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. Wish we weren’t so far away. Keep loving each other. We never know when it will be our turn to go to Glory. Happy for Betty, sorry for those who are left to carry on.

  3. My sympathy to all of your family. Better was such a blessing to the Bethany church family. My memory of Betty is her bright smile that reached into her eyes. Oh yes, and her potatoe salad (Teresa introduced me to that, amazing!) Her smile and her heart touched so many! My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you all and grant you peace.

  4. It is with heartfelt sympathy we come to our Lord in prayer for the family and dear friends of Betty. She was a wonderful person with a beautiful heart whom many will miss. Her natural love of giving and caring for others was shown by her actions. May your hearts be still by the promise of your faith in God as he gives you strength and comfort from those who care…..God be with you all through this difficult time and give you peace.

  5. Betty was such a special person!! We will miss her fun smile and wonderful sense of humor. We will miss our great times we spent in Florida with her and Arnie. We are glad her suffering is over and she is now forever with Jesus her Saviour!! Our prayers are with Arnie , The children and grand children in these very difficult days ahead, may God’s love and grace comfort and sustain them all.

  6. The Grosky family is so sorry for the loss of Betty and is keeping the family in prayer during this tough time. Betty will always stand out in my mind for her smile and her one of a kind baking talent. She made the absolute best bread and cinnamon rolls ever! Betty is with the angels now and has met her Lord face to face. How blessed!

  7. My heartfelt condolences to Betty’s family. The picture posted with the obituary is exactly how I remember Betty. When I started attending Bethany she welcomed me with open arms and then immediately put me to work. I will always remember the great times we had working together in the kitchen. Looking forward to seeing her again.

  8. What an amazing legacy you have left!!! A legacy of love, laughter, faith, family and of course Yucky charms. You will be missed. Love you Aunt Betty!!!