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Jan. 28, 1931 – May 7, 2018

Nicolaas Rodenburg, 87, passed away peace­fully at home on Mon­day May 7, 2018. He was born in Aar­lan­derveen, Hol­land on Jan­u­ary 28, 1931. Nicolaas came to the United States in the late ‘50s and set­tled in the Ripon and Escalon area.

He came with a back­ground of farm­ing, he started in the dairy in­dus­try which led to rais­ing re­place­ment stock and grow­ing al­monds on the NR Ranch in Ripon and Oak­dale. He loved to work with his an­i­mals which in­cluded chick­ens, ducks, rab­bits, cat­tle and his bee colony. Nicolaas’ work ethic was ex­tra­or­di­nary and on his last day he con­tin­ued with the care­tak­ing of the an­i­mals he loved so much.

He was proud of his achieve­ments and know­ing that all he left be­hind would con­tinue to pros­per well into the fu­ture. He loved giv­ing and help­ing oth­ers, whether it be through prayer, do­na­tion or other form of support. Nicolaas al­ways put the needs of oth­ers be­fore his, it was a bless­ing to have known him and to have been part of his life.

Nicolaas leaves be­hind sev­eral sib­lings in his na­tive Hol­land, Hen­nie Plomp, Wim Rodenburg, Mein Olie­man and Piet Rodenburg. He is pre­ceded in death by broth­ers Jan (John) Rodenburg of Escalon and Adrian Rodenburg of Hol­land. Lo­cal sur­vivors of Nicolaas are his nephew Robert Rodenburg (Paige) of Escalon, niece Lyann Oh­land (Jim) of El Cen­tro and his ex­tended fam­ily of the Dor­repaal’s of Ripon and Tur­lock.

A Memo­rial Ser­vice will be held on Thurs­day, May 17, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Cal­vary Re­formed Church, 741 Sec­ond Street in Ripon. For con­do­lences to his fam­ily, please visit his on­line guest­book at www.dee­gan­fu­ner­ The Escalon (Calif.) Times May 16, 2018

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