Martha Rowden

June 25, 2011

Martha R. Rowden, Age 69 of Frankfort passed away Saturday, June 25, 2001 at the St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis, IN. Born March 11, 1942 in Pella, Iowa to Gysbert and Winnie Terlouw. She married Fred D. Rowden on June 12, 1965 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and he survives.;Martha was a graduate of Northwestern College in Minneapolis, MN and taught elementary school in Waukarusa, IN from 1965 to 1969.;Surviving along with her husband are 2 daughters: Lisa (Husband-Todd) Jacobson of Ham Lake, MN and Lora (Husband-Greg) Ortquist of Andover, MN, 2 brothers: Norman (Wife-Linda) Terlouw and Reuben (Wife-Carol) Terlouw both of Pella, IA and 3 grandchildren.;Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Archer-Weston Funeral Home in Frankfort. Friends may visit one hour prior to services. Private family burial will be held.


7 Condolences for “Martha Rowden”

  1. The Duronio Family

    Lisa, I can’t tell you how sorry I am to hear the news of your mother. I know these times are very difficult for you and your family. We will keep you and your family in our paryers and in our thoughts. The Duronio Family

  2. Randy Lawson

    So sorry to hear of Martha’s passing – she was truly a gentle spirit – a wonderful lady. I worked with her for a number of years at WILO. You will be sorely missed Martha. May God Bless and keep you.

  3. larry and Vi Engbers

    The Engbers cousins would like to express our christian sympathy to your family at this time May God give you the grace to bear you r load Art and Marge Kuiper, Virginia Hoekstra, Larry and Vi Engbers

  4. Bruce& Marla Terlouw

    Fred, Lisa, Lora We are sorry to hear that aunt Martha passed away. I know we all have found memories that will stay with us for ever. Pleae remember at this time a few verses: Eph 4: 4 But God who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us. Evenwhile we were dead in sins, hath he quickened us to gether with Christ (by grace ye are saved:) For by grace are ye saved throught faith; not of our selves; it is a gift of God not of works lest any man should bost. We are praying for you.

  5. Phoebe Van Ham

    Dear Fred and daughters, I have few words to express what your loss must feel like. Am of course so glad that Martha knew she wanted to be at the 50yr class reunion. As best friends in HS, we were planning to be roommates at Northwestern and we were our freshman year when she met you! What a story–what a love! Glad we got to talk and share through e mail but sad that it had to happen. ALL the best to you in your lives now and in your journies from here. Phoebe

  6. Sharon K. Vander Zyl

    To the family of Martha Rowden, We were high school classmates and Sharon was a neighbor of your wife/mother/grandmother. We were so sorry to hear of her passing and so glad that we werea able to see her last fall. God Bless and Comfort You, Rollie and Sharon Vander Zyl

  7. Glenda Duven, Class of 1960

    On September 18, 2010, the Pella, Iowa Class of 1960 celebrated our 50th class reunion. We were excited to have Martha join us after so many years. She was as “bubbly” as we remembered her to be and we all enjoyed the weekend with her. What great memories we have of our classmate, Martha Ter Louw. Our love to her family. The PHS Class of 1960

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