Funeral services for Wallace "Wally" Zwagerman, 78, of Hospers, will be held today at the First Reformed Church in Hospers. Rev. Milton Sikkema will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service.
Burial will be at the Hospers Cemetery. Oolman Funeral Homes in Orange City is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Zwagerman passed away on Friday, Sept. 22, 2000 at the Orange City Municipal Hospital.
Wallace Jay Zwagerman was born Jan. 24, 1922 at Hospers, the son of Jacob and Betha (De Boer) Zwagerman. He was raised on a farm between Hospers and Newkirk and graduated from Newkirk High School.
On Oct. 9, 1944, he was united in marriage to Etta Elizabeth Van Gelder in Orange City. The couple lived in Carlsbad, N.M. and Big Springs, Texas, where Mr. Zwagerman was stationed with the United States Air Force. They then made their home in Hospers, where they owned and operated Zwagerman Hardware since 1949.
In August of this year Mr. Zwagerman became a resident of the Landsmeer Ridge Retirement Community in Orange City.
He was a lifetime member of First Reformed Church, where he was active in many organizations, especially Men's Brotherhood.
Mr. Zwagerman was preceded by his parents and his wife Etta on Dec. 9, 1997.
He is survived by one son and his wife Jeff and Jan Zwagerman of Sibley; one daughter and her husband Joan and Dave Curbow of Alta and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to the Hospers Public Library.