Wylma Schaap

Born: Thu., Aug. 28, 1924
Died: Tue., Mar. 15, 2016


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Mar. 17, 2016
Location: Chandler Christian Reformed Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 17, 2016
Location: Chandler Christian Reformed Church

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Wylma Schaap, 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Edgebrook Care Center in Edgerton, MN.  

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am with the Memorial Service to be held at 10:30 AM at the Chandler Christian Reformed Church in Chandler, MN.

Wylma (Lolkus) Schaap was born on August 28, 1924 to Arie and Minnie (Poelstra) Lolkus in Murray County, Minnesota.  She grew up in Leota, Minnesota, baptized and made profession of faith at the Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church in Leota.

She attended Leota Christian School and was most proud to have graduated from Edgerton High School.

On March 18, 1945 she was united in marriage to Harold Schaap at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church in Leota.  After marriage Harold continued his service in the US Navy and she remained in Leota, working for the DeBoer Brothers Grocery Store.  When Harold was discharged they moved to a farm by Chandler.  They farmed until retirement and moved to Chandler in 1986.  Harold passed away in 1989 and she continued to live in Chandler and was a member of the Chandler Christian Reformed Church.  After her apartment was destroyed by the 1992 tornado, she remained in Chandler until 2010.   She entered Edgebrook Care Center on June 17, 2010.  She really enjoyed being in Edgerton with old friends and new friends.  She was the “unofficial” greeter of new residents.

She will be remembered for welcoming everyone with a cup of coffee and something sweet and being very generous.  She was a master at making apple pies which were second to none.

The joy of her life was her family.  Sunday lunches at Grandma’s were always a special treat.  For many years she picked up her grandkids from school and often took them for ice cream.

On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Wylma passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years, 6 months and 16 days.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children:  Roxine (Larry) Luinenburg, Carla (Don) Kooiman, Harlow (Anne) Schaap, daughter-in-law Kari Schaap.  six grandchildren:  Bruce (Becky) Luinenburg, Kristi (Brett) Elzinga, Tom (Traci) Kooiman, Tricia (Andy) Leafblad, Kent (Chelsea) Schaap, Jeffrey (Jody) Schaap, Jessamy Schaap and fifteen great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 44 years, Harold, her son Brian and her grandson Eric Schaap; and her brother and sisters.


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Glenda VanDyke
   Posted Tue March 15, 2016
Oh how I am going to miss her! When I went to see my dad I usually stopped by her, just to give her some encouragement, help her with her hair or what ever she asked me for. Her request for me Monday was to take her to Leota. I told her she just needed to rest up so she would be able to go to Bernie's funeral.
Life was not the same for her after she lost her grandson. I certainly missed her "dry humor" ! We talked yesterday how hard it was to see her son and grandson go before her. It was not in God's plan for her to have to bury her youngest son. Her family was so good to her- coming often. She lived for their visits and now two of them were gone.
I am so happy for Wylma that she now is enjoying heaven with her parents,husband, son and grandson.
My deepest sympathy to all of her family. I pray for strength and courage for all of you in the days ahead. God is a great God. He will bring you through this! Lean on him!

Iva DeBoer
   Posted Wed March 16, 2016
I send my sincere sympathy to your family in loss of your Mom. She was a great friend to many. She made Edgebrook a much happier place with her great attitude, smile & laughter.
I will miss this great lady I considered it a joy to know her.
She is now at peace with her Lord.
Iva DeBoer

Valarie Kauffman (daughter of Darla Talsma)
   Posted Thu March 17, 2016
I am so sorry for the loss of Wylma. I remember her from childhood with my grandma, and more recently we were so grateful she took Grandma under her wing at Edgebrook. Wylma got Grandma out of her room when she refused everyone else. I even remember coming for a visit and Grandma's nails were painted - something I don't ever remember seeing before - and it was thanks to Wylma! That meant a lot to me and made me giggle a little. With all the losses in your family, I will pray for the strength to find peace.

Virginia Miranda
   Posted Sat March 19, 2016
I am a housekeeper at Edgebrook, I've know her since I began working there in June 2015 and have enjoyed talking to her and having some laughs with her.
She did talk to me about the sad passing of her grandson, and I noticed it caused her lots of pain. I tried to comfort her as much as possible on days I worked.
But I did notice she was so hurt that she was not her normal self and was getting worst.
I wished I was there more to comfort her, but I was working less days.
And to find out of her passing was so hard for me, I adored her and will miss her so much.
She was an amazing person, and I loved coming to work just to see her. God bless her and her family.

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