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  • ID: I04195
  • Name: Martin John VAN SOEST
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 16 APR 1917 in Emmons Co., North Dakota
  • Death: 20 MAY 2001 in Port Orchard, Kitsap Co., Washington
  • Burial: Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park, Kitsap Co., Washington
  • Note:
    1920 US census Hague Twp, Emmons Co., North Dakota

    Obituary excerpt from The Wilson County News
    Martin John Van Soest, 84, of Port Orchard died of cancer May 20, 2001, at Ridgemont Terrace.
    He was born April 16, 1917, in Emmons County, N.D., to John and Agnes (Nieuwsma) Van Soest.
    He married Dorothy Jaeger on Feb. 1, 1944. She preceded him in death in 1965. He then married Edna Anderson in 1968. She died in 1999.
    He served in the Army from 1940 to 1945, earning the Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal.
    Mr. Van Soest was a galvanizer at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for 20 years, retiring in 1973. He then dairy farmed for 10 years.
    He enjoyed vegetable gardening, serving others and was a member of Harper Evangelical Free Church in Southworth.
    Survivors include six daughters, Sharon Mullins and Eileen Podraza, both of Port Orchard, Lennie Anderson of Lakewood, Marlene Yurg of Gig Harbor, Connie Hallis and Kathy Anderson; a son, Leon Martinsen; a sister, Alice DeBoer of Linton, N.D.; 17 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Heine of Strasburg, N.D.; and a sister, Anna Glaser of Lodi, Calif.
    Interment ... at Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park.




    Father: John VAN SOEST b: ABT 1886 in Holland
    Mother: Agnes NIEUWSMA b: ABT 1886 in Michigan

    Marriage 1 Dorothy Ellen JAEGER b: 18 DEC 1919 in Toppenish, Yakima Co., Washington
    • Married: 1 FEB 1944
    Children
    1. Has Children Living VAN SOEST
    2. Has Children Living VAN SOEST
    3. Has Children Living VAN SOEST
    4. Has No Children Living VAN SOEST

    Marriage 2 Edna ANDERSON
    • Married: 1968
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