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Donald Leroy Wieberdink
November 10, 1936 ~ October 28, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Donald L. Wieberdink, age 86, of Prinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, October 28, at CentraCare Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, at First Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg. Interment will be in Holland Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, at First Christian Reformed Church and will also continue for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Central Minnesota Christian School are preferred. Arrangements are with the Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg. www.tricountyfuneral.com
Donald Leroy Wieberdink was born on November 10, 1936, in Prinsburg, Minnesota, the son of Llyod and Annie (Bulthuis) Wieberdink. He grew up in the Prinsburg community and received his education at Central Minnesota Christian School. On June 21, 1958, Donald was united in marriage to Nyla Jane Niewenhuis and they made their home on a farm near Prinsburg. Donald was engaged in farming his entire life and also served in the Minnesota National Guard for 6 years. Donald was proud to be an American and supporter of CMCS. He enjoyed biking around Green Lake in the summer months and traveling with Nyla. They traveled to all the 50 states and also to over 50 countries. During some of their travels, Don and Nyla supported Bible League Missions (even bringing Bibles into China). Don's life exemplified servitude in that he was active with the Unity CRC prison ministry program in St. Cloud, his local church council, and was a CMCS school board member.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 65 years, Nyla; his two children, Carol (and Byron) Tebben of Prinsburg and Craig (and Jackee) Wieberdink of North Augusta, SC.; thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Dorothy Bonnema of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and one brother-in-law, Bill Sikma of Grand Rapids, Michigan, besides other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Ann; and two siblings, Evelyn Sikma and Henry Wieberdink.