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Margaret Bernice Oostendorp, 96, Nichols
Obituaries · February 02, 2017



Margaret Bernice Oostendorp, 96, of Nichols passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at the Community Center in West Liberty. Visitation was Tuesday at the Community Center. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Nichols Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Nichols Fire Department and First Responders.

Margaret was born Jan. 13, 1921, in Centerdale, Iowa, the daughter of Everett and Nettie (Harned) Fox. She grew up on the family farm southwest of West Liberty. She was united in marriage to Bernard Oostendorp on Nov. 30, 1939, in Nichols. Margaret worked with her husband at Bernie’s Tavern for 27 years and with Bernie and Ron at Bernie’s Farm Supply for 10 years.

She enjoyed her family, gardening, flowers, music and family gatherings.

She is survived by her three sons: Virgil Oostendorp and wife Diane of Hinsdale, Ill., Bob Oostendorp of Iowa City, and Ron Oostendorp and his wife Ellen of Muscatine; five grandchildren: Michael (Angie) Oostendorp, John (Cindy Sheets) Oostendorp, Kristin (Joe) Jung, Heather (John) Hester and Kimberly (Steve) O’Hare; and 19 great grandchildren.

She was preceded by her parents, husband, and sister Arlene Ward.

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