Marla De Jager

Date of Death: Jan 03, 2022
Marla De Jager

1961 - 2022

Marla De Jager, 60, of Waupun, passed away January 3, 2022 at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.

Marla was born January 8, 1961 in Iowa to Franklin and Cornelia Stam Sturing. Marla graduated from Pella Christian High School and later attended Dordt College and received her degree in education. Upon graduation she worked at Central Wisconsin Christian School where she met the love of her life, Jack De Jager and they were married August 2, 1985 at Bethel Christian in Iowa. The couple moved to Alto where they lived all their married lives. Marla had a lot of jobs, including being a secretary for Mercury Marine, First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun, and Beaver Dam School District. She was a member of Alto Reformed Church and loved to teach Sunday school and Vacation Bible school. She was a youth leader and enjoyed helping out at church. Marla and Jack loved to travel and visit her family across the country.

Marla is survived by her husband of 36 years, Jack; three sons: Jonathon De Jager, Jason (Kassandra) De Jager, and Jordan De Jager; a grandson, Jeremiah De Jager; mother and father-in-law, John (Arlene) De Jager; five siblings: Bernard (Ruth) Sturing, Judith (Carrol) Hol, Janice (Rod) Van Wyk, Marvin (Jan) Sturing, and Stanley (Melody) Sturing; two brothers-in-law: Gary (Katie) De Jager and Joel (Kris) De Jager; and lots of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Marcia Hoover.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Marla De Jager will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Alto Reformed Church with Rev. Kevin Van Wyk officiating.


Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

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  1. Roger Tubergen Says: January 5, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with and your family.
    Rog and Sharla Tubergen

  2. Brad DeBoer Says: January 5, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Jack and family I am so sorry for your loss. Marla was a great friend to me in college and I loved keeping in touch with her on Facebook. We did a zoom meeting last year with the four of us who kept in touch after college. Reading her posts while taking Chemo were so heart warming. Praying for all of you!

  3. Bill & Sheryl Ganz Says: January 5, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Please accept our deepest sympathies & prayers for the family

  4. Brent & Cheryl Lanser Says: January 6, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Dear Jack and boys, We are so deeply saddened by the passing of Marla. So many memories and laughs and hugs to remember. Though we are far away, we hope you feel our God and Savior bring you comfort through our prayers for you.

  5. Betty Nadolski Says: January 6, 2022 at 10:41 am

    Our sincere condolences and sympathies to Marla’s family and friends. May she RIP. She will always be in your hearts. Prayers. Betty & Henry Nadolski

  6. Jackee Hill Says: January 6, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Marla was a wonderful person to work with at Beaver Dam High School. She was so kind-hearted and always willing to help anyone. I loved getting to know her! You have my deepest sympathies.

  7. Jeff and Kim Hillyer Says: January 6, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Jack and family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God love you and keep you in his loving arms.

  8. Dale Ter Beest Says: January 7, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Jack and family our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you in a time like this

  9. Brian and Leta Says: January 7, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Love and prayers to your family.???

  10. Galyn VandeZande Says: January 7, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Sending you our sympathy and prayers. May God give you comfort and much peace in the days to come. Love Galyn and Lori

  11. John and faye janey Says: January 8, 2022 at 11:14 am

    Dear jack and family i just have no words to say i knew she was in the hospital but didn’t hear any more we weren’t in church for two weeks because of the weather you definitely have our sympathy and the short time i knew her she was a beautiful friend will miss her like a sister john and faye

  12. Have our condolences with hugs!!!

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