Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Wanda E. Kooima, 73, Sheldon

Funeral services for Wanda E. Kooima were held Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at First Reformed Church in Sheldon, with Pastor Paul Van Maaren officiating. Burial was at East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon. Vander Ploeg Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

Wanda Elaine Kooima, the daughter of Lane and Jennie (Kiel) Klarenbeek, was born Aug. 19, 1948 in Rock Rapids. She grew up on a farm near Alvord. Wanda attended and graduated from West Lyon School.

She married Ronald Kooima on March 14, 1969 in Rock Rapids. A month after their marriage Ron left for Vietnam, so while Ron was in Vietnam she lived wi...