DELAVAN – Nellie Johanna Jeninga, age 81, of Delavan passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. She was born in Heerlen, Netherlands on December 9, 1935 to Willem and Lina Kalma. Nellie was united in marriage to Ted Jeninga on July 26, 1958 in Toronto, Canada. They moved to Delavan in 1961 to be close to the Jeninga family. Nellie was mostly employed as a food server at Millie’s Pancake Haus, Delavan House Hotel, and her last and most important job as a food service director at Inspiration Ministries with her Christian family. She is a longtime member of the Delavan Christian Reformed Church.
Nellie is survived by four children, Belinda (Mike) Jeske and their three children, John (Pam) Jeninga and their three children, Fred (Joni) Jeninga and their three children, and Liane (Terry) Furseth and their son; two special grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; her sister, Greetje Van Manen, of Vuren, Netherlands; and family in the Netherlands, Canada, and the U.S.
Nellie is preceded in death by her husband, Ted; and her parents.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Delavan Christian Reformed Church, 850 Oak Street in Delavan with Rev. Tim Kooiman officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service on Friday at the church. Memorials can be directed to Delavan Christian School.