Theresa Los, 97, of Elkhorn, died Oct. 9, 2018, at her residence.

She was born May 18, 1921, in Burum, Netherlands, to the late Bart and Agnes (DeVries) VanderVeen. She immigrated from Holland when she was 13 years old. On April 18, 1940, she married Francis Los. He died Dec. 1, 1944, in France during World War II.

Theresa was a member of the Delavan Christian Reformed Church, a devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She enjoyed knitting, art, Scrabble, music, travel and reading. Time spent with her family meant the world to her. Theresa’s strong faith in God and saving relationship in Jesus Christ is what got her through the trials and joys of life.

She will be deeply missed by her six grandchildren, Susan (Curt) Knudtson, of Elkhorn, Mark (Lisa) VanDyke, of Elkhorn, Laura (Gary) Humphrey, of Lake Geneva, Jennifer VanDyke, of Delavan, Megan (Patrick) McCormick, of Elkhorn, and Rachel Hamilton, of Naples, Fla.; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law Alan VanDyke, of Elkhorn; brother Gus (Jan) VanderVeen, of Holland, Mich.; sister-in-law Dorothea VanderVeen, of Alto, Mich.; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of four years, Francis; two daughters, Joanne VanDyke and Elaine (Charles) Hamilton; two brothers, Howard and John VanderVeen; and her sister, Angie Termaat.

Gathering of family and friends will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Delavan Christian Reformed Church, 850 Oak St., Delavan, with the Rev. Timothy Kooiman officiating. Private family burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery in Delavan. Memorials may be made in Theresa’s name to Delavan Christian Reformed Church. Online guestbook is at

Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Elkhorn is assisting the family.


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