Sadie Vanderploeg, 1927-2020

Published 1:00 am Saturday, February 15, 2020

Funeral services for Sadie Vanderploeg, 92, of Hollandale will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Hollandale Christian Reformed Church in Hollandale. The Rev. Wendell Davelaar will officiate. Interment will be at Hollandale Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church Monday. Online condolences are welcome at

Sadie Vanderploeg

Sadie Vanderploeg died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Sadie was born Sept. 30, 1927, to Sam and Hilda (Post) Tolsma. She grew up in Sibley, Iowa.

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On March 25, 1947, Sadie married Cornelius Vanderploeg at Hollandale Christian Reformed Church. Sadie was a member at Hollandale Christian Reformed Church in Hollandale. Sadie enjoyed crocheting, reading, quilting and making goodies for family and friends. She was a member of Sunshine Circle, Helping Hands Ladies Aid and Quilters Group. She also liked to provide ride services for friends, visit shut-ins, give golf cart rides and help with church projects. Above all, Sadie loved to spend time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sadie is survived by her children Larry (Lois) Vanderploeg and Marilyn (Rod) Zimmerman; grandchildren Audrey (Dewey) Bille, Rachelle (Mark) Buwalda, Conley (Erin) Vanderploeg, Stacy (Eric) Schaver, Chad (Janeen) Slegh, Cory (Keri) Slegh, Carey (Peggy) Slegh and Candace (T.J.) Buchholz; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters Gertrude Dykstra and Mary Koldenhoven; and sister-in-law, Winnie Meelker.

Sadie was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius; parents; infant brother, Andrew Tolsma; sister, Bertha Groeneweg; son-in-law, Dean Slegh; and great-granddaughter, Bailey Dee Slegh.