Kathryn leaves two step-sons, Alvin Uitermarkt and his wife, Jerri, of Knoxville, Iowa, Bruce (Karen) Uitermarkt of Pella and their families; her youngest brother, Frank Vanden Bosch of LeMars, Iowa; and a host of nieces and nephews. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Vermeer, her husband, Gerrit Uitermarkt; her parents, Gerrit and Hattie Vanden Bosch; parents-in-law, Jacob W. and Cynthia (Te Slaa) Vermeer; her sisters: Alice, Coba, Jennie, Hedy and Janet; her brothers: Bill, Ted, Hank, John, Gerrit and Billy Vanden Bosch; and all her Vermeer sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Kathryn was a former member of the Heartland Reformed Church in Pella and at the time of her death was a member of the Leighton Christian Reformed Church in Leighton. She will always be remembered as a kind, compassionate, loving and caring mother and grandmother who loved her Lord and Savior and raised her children in a Christian home. She taught them to always trust in God and no matter how difficult situations in life may be, to keep their love, faith and trust in God and He would take care of them.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Leighton Christian Reformed Church. Arrangements were handled by Van Dyk – Duven Funeral Home.