Leora Mulder died Friday, April 28, 2023 at Copper Glen Assisted Living in Montevideo at the age of 95.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Hope Reformed Church in Montevideo. Pastor Tony De la Rosa will officiate and interment will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 5 from 5-7:00 PM at Anderson - TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo and at the church for one hour before the service.
Leora Jeanette (Van Roekel) Mulder was born December 27, 1927 Alton, IA the daughter of Tony and Jane (Van Der Meer) Van Roekel. She grew up in Northwest Iowa and worked as a waitress. She was united in marriage with Joseph Mulder June 24, 1948 in Sheldon, IA. They farmed at Sioux Center before moving to a farm in the Montevideo area in 1950. Leora farmed alongside her husband. They enjoyed farming and helping the neighbors when needed. She worked at Luther Haven for ten years.
Joe and Leora both enjoyed community sports such as softball and bowling. Both Joe and Leora were inducted into the Minnesota Softball Hall of Fame and the Montevideo Bowling Hall of Fame. They were also involved in many card clubs throughout the years. She was active in Hope Reformed Church for over 70 years. Joe and Leora were always supportive of their family and enjoyed attending the many activities that they were involved in. They delivered meals on wheels and also enjoyed attending church suppers in the area. She has enjoyed the time she has spent at Copper Glen.
She is survived by five children: Ronald (Ann) Mulder, Sheryl (Bob) Sickels, Greg (Carol) Mulder, Lauren (Michelle) Mulder, Sandy (Steve Fenger) Weckwerth; grandchildren: Michael (Cindy) Mulder, Sara Mulder, Jason (Coreen) Schoep, Amy (Brad) Pederson, Chad (Tammy) Schoep, Joel (Megan) Mulder, Jeffrey (Tiffanea) Mulder, Eric (Selam) Mulder, Ben (Alexis) Mulder, Michael (Josie) Jordan, Zachary (Michelle) Weckwerth, Justin Weckwerth; great-grandchildren: Trent Mulder, Garrett Mulder, Jenna Fryar, Keegan Fryar, Danielle (Jordan) Hirsch, Colton (Erin) Schoep, Jaden Schoep, Dalton Pederson, Mason Pederson, Brooklyn Pederson, Sierra Schoep, Cameron Schoep, Griffin Schoep, Sawyer Schoep, Emma Mulder, Sadie Mulder, Addison Mulder, Jeffrey Richard Mulder, II, Samuel Mulder, Kasidy Weckwerth, Maizey Weckwerth; great-great grandchildren: Avery Hirsch, Weston Hirsch, Isabella Schoep; as well as extended family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Joseph in 2021; two brothers: Art and Henry; and three sisters: Nancy, Henrietta, and Artie.