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Beverly J. Kool

December 18, 1936 ~ February 1, 2017 (age 80)

Obituary

Eureka-Beverly J. Kool, 80, of Eureka, formerly of Pella, IA and Aurora, IL passed away at 11:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.

She was born on December 18, 1936 in Prairie City, IA a daughter of David and Gertrude DeVries Jabaai. She married Junior Kool on January 18, 1957 in Prairie City, IA. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Craig (Diane) Kool of Defiance, MO; Steve (Stephanie) Kool of Eureka, IL; one daughter, Susie (Mitch) Smith of Geneva, IL; eight grandchildren, Rachel (Jeff) Bergsieker; Joe Maurer; Chris Kool; Kelsey and C.J. Kool; Kassi, Shelbi, and Madison Smith; one great-granddaughter, Hadley Bergsieker; and one brother, Larry (Loretta) Jabaai of Fishers, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Douglas Paul Kool; and one grandson, Zachary Smith.

Bev grew up on a farm in Iowa and was a gifted basketball player. She played on a team that made it to the State finals. Bev worked at Maytag where she met the love of her life, Junior.

Bev and Junior owned Vermeer Midwest, where they worked side by side for many years until her retirement. They enjoyed traveling together and taking many wonderful trips around the world. The opportunity to travel to Israel was one of the most memorable to them. It was very humbling to them to walk where Jesus had walked. Bev and Junior cherished spending time with all of their grandchildren and attending their many events: Some of the highlights included bicycling across Holland with two grandchildren, attending horse shows across the country, watching the sporting events and band concerts they were participating in, and many other events. Bev loved every minute with her family.

She was a member of the Third Reformed Church in Pella, IA and attended Liberty Bible Church in Eureka. She was also a member of the Women's PEO in Eureka.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Liberty Bible Church in Eureka. Pastor Tom Zobrist will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5 pm also at the church. Additional service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Third Reformed Church in Pella, IA. Pastor Fred DeJong will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 at the church in Iowa with burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Pella. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home (Eureka) and Van Dyk-Duven Funeral Home (Pella) are assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Liberty Bible Church or the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.argoruestmanharris.com.

Visitation

FEB 5. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Liberty Bible Church
1408 Church Rd
Eureka, IL 61530

Funeral service

FEB 6. 10:00 AM (CST)

Liberty Bible Church
1408 Church Rd
Eureka, IL 61530

Visitation

FEB 7. 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Third Reformed Church
708 E 13th St
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral service

FEB 7. 11:00 AM (CST)

Third Reformed Church
708 E 13th St
Pella, IA 50219

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