Mary Van Rooyen

June 13, 2022Obituaries
Mary Van Rooyen

Mary Van Rooyen, age 82, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 17, at Rush Funeral Home in Philip with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Mary A. Van Rooyen was born on March 27, 1940, to Henry and Bertha (Noteboom) Oldenkamp. She grew up in the Murdo area and attended Jones County High School.

She was united in marriage to John Van Rooyen on September 14, 1958, in Okaton, South Dakota. They made their home in Murdo where she worked in various cafes and did domestic housework. In 1980, the family moved to Philip, South Dakota, where she worked at the hospital and the café. Later Mary became the librarian for the Haakon County Community Library, a position she held until retirement.

Survivors include two sons David Van Rooyen and Duane Van Rooyen of Philip; four daughters: Grace Reid and her husband Jim of Maple Lake, Minnesota, Karen Van Rooyen of Pierre, Donna Bendigo and her husband Cody of Howes, and Carol Ireland and her husband Ray of Aberdeen; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers Benjamin Oldenkamp of Kennebec, Fred Oldenkamp of Jonestown, Texas, and Robert Oldenkamp of Deadwood, SD; six sisters: Bessie Roghair of Okaton, Henrietta Oldenkamp of Spearfish, Lynda Seaderstrom of Sioux Falls, Pauline Pawl of Ft. Pierre, Bertha Oldenkamp of Watertown, and Betty Oldenkamp of Sioux Falls; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband John on August 21, 2021; her parents; and two sisters Gertie Smith and Doris Hubbard.

Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.