Leona D. Los Sterken Vande Zande
Los Sterken Vande Zande, 91, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015.
born September 10, 1923 in Ripon, CA the daughter of Peter and Hattie Logterman
Los. On April 10, 1945 Leona married George Sterken. He passed away on March
16, 1969. On December 23, 1970 Leona married Roger Vande Zande. Roger passed
away on July 23, 1975. Leona and George farmed in the Sharon and Darien areas
and later Leona and Roger farmed in the Brandon area. Leona worked at Borgs in
Delavan. She was a bus driver for many years in the Delavan/Darien areas. She
loved baking, flowers, gardening, and especially her family. Leona was a member
of Alto Christian Reformed Church.
survived by her children: Maurice (Linda) Sterken, Phylis (Larry) Gunnink,
Beverly (Eugene) Lammers, Warren (Jeanne) Sterken, Robert (Tammy) Sterken,
Lynette (Phil) Loomans, Betty (Reuben) Hopp, and Rich (Carol) Vande Zande; two
sisters: Etheleen “Pee Wee” and Joyce; three brothers: Wes, Gene, and Cal; 22
grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and
daughter-in-law, Deborah Sterken.
preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, George and Roger; a son,
Lowell; a grandson, Jason; a great-grandson, Robby; and three brothers: Jacob,
Francis, and Clarence.
services for Leona will be held Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Delavan
Christian Reformed Church in Delavan with Pastor Mark Vande Zande officiating.
Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Delavan. Friends and relatives
may call on the family on Sunday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun from
4-7 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at
www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send