Inez Bronkhorst, 80, of Waupun, passed away Sunday, August 8, 2021 at home.
Inez was born December 8, 1940, the daughter of Elmer and Anes Duven Vande Zande. On December 26, 1958 she married Donald Bronkhorst in Alto. The couple resided in the Waupun area all their married lives. Inez and Don farmed for a few years. Inez ran a small furniture store in Waupun and later worked at Howard Johnson Flooring in Fond du Lac. She and Don were foster parents for many children for several years. Inez attended Edgewood Community Church in Waupun.
Inez is survived by her husband Donald Bronkhorst; two brothers: Warren “Bud” (Kay) Vande Zande and Keith Vande Zande; four sisters: Velma Seidl, Judy Vernon, Elaine (Bob) Veenhuis, and Delores Vande Kolk; 11 foster children; several nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Inez was preceded in death by her children: Tim, Cindy, and Mark; brothers: Erwin Vande Zande, Merlin “Mike” Vande Zande, and infant brother Kent Vande Zande; sisters: Laverne Henslin, Sylvia Schouten, and Ellen Sommers; two foster children; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Thursday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Funeral services for Inez Bronkhorst will be held Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Edgewood Community Church in Waupun with Pastor Mike Giebink officiating.
Burial will follow at Forest Mound Cemetery.