Duane C RozendaalMarch 21, 1953 ~ May 26, 2017 (age 64)
Duane C. Rozendaal, 64, of Newton, formerly of Sully died on Friday, May 26, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, May 31, at the First Reformed Church in Sully. The family will greet friends from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 30, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory in Newton. Memorials in Duane’s name (to be made out to Jodi) may be left at the funeral home or the church the morning of the service.
Duane, the son of Gorman and LaDonna (Schuring) Rozendaal, was born on March 21, 1953 in Newton. He grew up in Sully and graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School in 1971 and attended Indian Hills Community College. Duane was united in marriage with Kathy Hunt on February 9, 1973 in Lacey, Iowa. They made their home in Sully and were blessed with two sons, Brad and Todd. Following Kathy’s death in 1988, Duane was united in marriage with Jodi Ver Dught Brisel on July 24, 1992 in Newton. In 2005, they moved to rural Newton.
Duane worked as a carpenter for many years with Fred Schmidt, Elscott Construction, and at Fisher Woodmills. For the last 24 years Duane had worked at Central Iowa Rural Water as a Right of Way Manager. He also was a Real Estate Agent, Broker, and Appraiser. In the 1970's, Duane played semi-professional football for the Newton Nite Hawks. He was a member of the Sully Jaycees, Sully City Council, Elks Lodge #1270, Des Moines Woodworkers Association, Tri-County and Des Moines Bass Clubs, Newton Board of Realtors, and the Jasper County Condemnation Board and Board of Review. Duane liked woodworking, fishing, camping, going to the races and the Iowa State Fair, and spending time with friends and family. Most of all, he loved his grandchildren and enjoyed going to their activities. Duane was also an ordained minister.
Duane is survived by his wife, Jodi of rural Newton; sons, Brad (Liz) Rozendaal of Newton, Todd Rozendaal of Des Moines, and Trent Brisel (Amy Montz) of Newton; his grandchildren, Peyton, Lane, Haylee, Reagan, Hunter, and Payton; parents, Gorman and LaDonna Rozendaal of Sully; sister, Cindy (Gerald) Pleima of Pella; brother-in-law, Tony Ver Dught of Warsaw, Illinois; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Kathy; paternal grandparents, Pete and Henrietta Rozendaal; and maternal grandparents, John Schuring and Johnnie and Grace Borrall.