Willa Mae DeBruin Dieleman Bensink

Willa Mae DeBruin Dieleman Bensink

Willa Mae DeBruin Dieleman Bensink
May 08, 1930 – June 19, 2018
Montezuma, Iowa | Age 93

Willa DeBruin Dieleman Bensink, 93, of Montezuma, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, June 19, 2018 at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center. Willa Mae Dieleman Bensink was born on May 8, 1925 to a farming family, Cornie and Maria (Vander Hoek) DeBruin.

Willa grew up near Leighton, Iowa with her sister and two brothers. She graduated from Pella High school in 1941.

After high school, Willa worked as a bookkeeper with Farmers Union Coop. On June 28, 1944, she was united in marriage to Willis J. Dieleman and they were blessed with three boys, Gail, Bruce and Randall.

After losing Willis in a tragic farm accident in 1963, Willa moved into town in Montezuma and began employment with the ASCS office. When that job was eliminated, Willa worked at the Montezuma State Bank, retiring after 31 years of service.

Willa was married to Elvin Bensink on February 8, 1975.

Following Willa’s retirement from the bank in 1995, she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, vacationing and helping Elvin with his woodworking hobby and attending craft shows. She also enjoyed to do chair caning and any kind of stitchery. Willa was very proud of her yard and enjoyed taking care of her beautiful flower garden.

Willa was a very faithful member of the First Presbyterian Evangelical Church for 60 years where she was once a Trustee, the Christian Education Director and the Superintendent of Sunday School. Willa also served 28 years as the church treasurer.

Her memory will be honored by her children: Gail (& Linda) Dieleman of Plymouth, MN, Bruce (& Nancy) Dieleman of West Des Moines and Randy (& Susan) Dieleman of Pella; two step children: Ronald (& Danielle) Bensink of Dubuque and Rita (& Larry) Cowell of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren: Bryan (& Karen) Dieleman, William Dieleman, Leticia (& Jason) Montegna, Zachary Dieleman, Patrick Dieleman and AimeeMarie Dieleman; seven step grandchildren; five great grandchildren and many step great grandchildren; a brother, Orlo DeBruin of Albia; and many other nieces, nephews and friends.

Willa was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, Willis Dieleman on March 7, 1963 and Elvin Bensink on April 26, 2010; a brother, Ronald DeBruin and a sister, Rosetta Blomeyer.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Evangelical Church in Montezuma.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be held in the Oakwood Cemetery in Pella.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Evangelical Church.



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