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Gertrude DeGroot (Van der Veen)

Gertrude DeGroot of Doylestown and formerly of Rushland, PA, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.  She was 94.

Born in the Netherlands, Gertrude was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth DeGroot and the daughter of the late Johannas and Janke Ladenius Van der Veen.

Gertrude has been a resident of Grundy Hall for the past 18 years.  She enjoyed working on puzzles, crocheting, sewing, cooking and baking, but she most cherished times spent with her family and friends. Gertrude was well known for her pumpkin bread and potato salad.  Family and friends always looked forward to receiving a loaf of her bread and nice portion of her potato salad.  Gertrude will be greatly missed, but eternally remembered and loved by everyone who had the pleasure to have been a part of her life and loved by her.

Gertrude is survived by her loving and devoted children: Grace Smith and her husband Gary of Jamison, PA, Kenneth DeGroot of Jamison, Randy DeGroot and his wife Jennifer of Yardley, PA, Richard J. DeGroot of Wycombe, PA and Kathy Morley and her husband Brian of Churchville, PA.  She is also survived by her Grandchildren Jennifer (Lou), Nicole (Lance), Jason (Danielle), Kelly, Dalton (Monica), Kaitlin (Tim), Matthew, Amanda, Olivia, Kenny, Bridget, and Great Grandchildren Taylor, Kirsten, Justin, Toby, Cody (Katie), Gracie, Luke, Levi, Rikki, Tucker and Colt.

Gertrude’s family will receive friends on Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 10:00-11:00AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954.  Her interment will follow in Wrightstown Friends Cemetery, Newtown, PA.

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  • Morning Visitation

    Saturday, November 12th, 2022
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro
    800 Newtown-Richboro Road
    Richboro, PA 18954

  • Service

    Saturday, November 12th, 2022
    11:00 AM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro
    800 Newtown-Richboro Road
    Richboro, PA 18954

  • Cemetery

    Saturday, November 12th, 2022

    Wrightstown Friends Burial Ground
    535 Durham Road
    Wrightstown, PA 18940

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