Gilbert Postma

Gilbert Postma

86

Rock Rapids, Iowa

July 30, 2018

Gilbert “Gib” Postma, 86, of Rock Rapids, Iowa, died Monday, July 30, 2018, at Sanford Rock Rapids Medical Center. 

Funeral services were Friday, Aug. 3, at First Reformed Church, Doon, Iowa, with interment in Hillside Cemetery, Doon. 

Gilbert Postma was born May 25, 1932, near Doon, son of Marc and Coba (Van Batavia) Postma. He grew up near Doon and attended country school through eighth grade. 

On Oct. 13, 1949, he married Marie DeBruin. They lived in Doon until moving to Rock Rapids in 2016. He moved to Rock Rapids Health Centre in October 2017. 

He helped his dad on the farm until he started farming on his own in 1949. He farmed from 1949-1970. He then worked at Sioux-Preme Packing Co. in Sioux Center, Iowa, 27 years. He went on to work at the Sioux Center Sale Barn 10 years. He also hauled fertilizer for Cooperative Farmers Elevator in Doon and was a part-time groundskeeper at the Lyon County Fairgrounds.

Survivors include seven children, Rod (Joella) Postma of Doon, Janice Den Besten of Rock Rapids, Doug (LaVonne) Postma of Rock Valley, Iowa, Glenn (Rhonda) Postma of Doon, Dwayne (Sharon) Postma of Rock Rapids, Bud (Kelly) Postma of Madison, South Dakota, and Mike Postma of Huron, South Dakota; daughter-in-law, Lorna Postma of Hull; 22 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Marlys DeBruin of Rock Rapids; brother, Kenny (Harriet) Postma of Doon; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Donald Postma, and brother-in-law, Garrit DeBruin.

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