Representative Elmer H. Den Herder View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 6/2/1978
Birth Place: Sioux Center, Iowa
Birth County: Sioux
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 57 (1957) - 67 (1977)
Home County: Sioux
Elmer H. Den Herder
Sioux County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Elmer H. Den Herder, begs leave to submit the following memorial:

Elmer H. Den Herder was born August 14, 1908 in Sioux Center, son of Gerrit E. and Janet Te Grotenhuis Den Herder. He was educated in the Sioux Center Public School, Orange City Academy and Hope College. He married Christine Vreeman in 1931 and to this union were born six children: Paul, Phil, Mary, Carol, James and Roger. James and Roger preceded him in death.

Mr. Den Herder was past president of the Sioux County Youth Fair Board, former Sioux County Farm Bureau president, past 4-H Club chairman and leader, past chairman of the Sioux Center Hospital and Nursing Wing twenty-two years, first elected president of the Sioux Center Hospital Association in 1946 and past lifetime officer, serving as deacon and elder, of the First Reformed Church. He was a retired livestock and dairy farmer.

Representative Den Herder, a Republican, was a member of the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, Sixtieth Extra, Sixty-first, Sixty-second, Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh and Sixty-seventh Extra sessions of the General Assembly.

Mr. Den Herder passed away on June 2, 1978, and is survived by his wife, Christine, and their children, Paul, Phil, Mary and Carol.

Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Sixty-seventh General Assembly of Iowa: That in the passing of the Honorable Elmer H. Den Herder, the state has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved: That a copy of this resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.