Vander Plaats

Marion “Van” Vander Plaats, of Cambridge, formerly of Rush City and Ogilvie, died on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at the Cambridge Medical Center. He was 85 years old.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Berendina (Kooistra) Vander Plaats and brothers, Clarence, Gerald “Jerry,” Donald and Pierson “Pete” Vander Plaats.

He is survived by his daughter Cathy Vander Plaats of Texas; brother, Alvin “Al” (Evelyn) Vander Plaats of Blaine; sisters, Anna Mae Miedema of Mora, Marlene “Molly” (Lee) Mollet of North Branch and Arlys (Dennis) Handlogte; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie. Military Honors will be provided by the Ogilvie American Legion Post No. 640. Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.  Condolences may be posted at

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