Maria H. Verbraak, 88, a resident of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Genesis Medical Center, East Campus in Davenport, Iowa.
Per Maria’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bettendorf. Visitation will be held from 8:30 A.M. until the time of services on Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Maria Hermina Terhorst was born on December 5, 1930 in Gendringen, The Netherlands, the daughter of Gerard and Maria (Tenbult) Terhorst. She was united in marriage to Gerard Verbraak on August 16, 1960 in Gendringen. In January of 1962, Maria, Gerard and their three-month old son immigrated to the United States from The Netherlands.
Maria worked very hard at different jobs over the years, but mostly babysat and cleaned houses. She enjoyed being a homemaker the most. She was also an incredibly skilled seamstress. Maria enjoyed shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
She will always be remembered as a person who dearly loved family, especially her beloved grandsons.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Gerard of Bettendorf; her son, Raymond Verbraak of Bettendorf; her daughter, Ingrid (Bob) Redecker of Bettendorf; her grandsons, Brock and Joey Redecker; her sisters, Theresa (Harry) Venhorst of Pleasant Valley, Iowa; Ank (Henny) vanWilgenburg-Terhorst; a brother, Harry (Lanie) Terhorst; a sister-in-law, Trees Terhorst, all of The Netherlands; along with many nieces and nephews.
Maria was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved sisters, Diny and Welhemien; and her brothers, Theo, Johan, and Gerard.
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