Muriel Mae DeGroot

Muriel Mae DeGroot

Aug 11, 1934 – Dec 21, 2017

Preceded in death by parents, Garrett and Sophie Koerselman; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and John Visser.  Survived by husband, Paul J. DeGroot; son, Brent (Lauren); grandchildren, Quinn and Porter; brothers, Ben Koerselman and Richard Koerselman (Faye); nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

SERVICES on Thursday, January 4th at 1pm at Westwood Church, 13056 Atwood Ave.  Family Interment, Hillcrest Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Westwood Church Lifehouse Food Pantry.


Muriel Mae (Koerselman) De Groot was called home to the Lord on December 21, 2017.  She was born August 11, 1934 on the family farm near Hull, Iowa to parents Gerrit and Sophie Koerselman. She attended country school and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa

Muriel married Paul De Groot on August 11, 1963 and they became parents to Brent De Groot in July of 1969.

Muriel was a gifted pianist with a great love for music. She taught music and grade school at various schools in the area and finished her 25+ year teaching career in the Ralston Public School system. After retiring from teaching, Muriel managed a craft store in the Bellevue area for many years.

Muriel was a longtime member of Westwood Church where she was the director of the church choir, the bell choir, an avid pianist and organist and involved in many other activities within her church community.  Her music will continue to play on in the hearts and minds of all who knew her.

In addition to her love for the Lord, music and education, Muriel enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling and doing puzzles and crafts.

She is survived by her husband, Paul De Groot, son Brent De Groot, daughter-in-law Lauren De Groot, grandchildren Quinn De Groot and Porter De Groot, brothers Benjamin Koerselman and Richard Koerselman, sister-in-law Faye Koerselman and many dearly loved nephews, nieces and friends.

She was pre-deceased by her parents Gerrit and Sophie Koerselman, sister Judith Visser, brother-in-law John Visser and sister-in-law Elaine Koerselman.






  • Kathy Bergmann (Crown Pointe Dietary) Posted January 2, 2018 7:02 am

    Paul and Family – I didn’t know Muriel for very long but she was a lovely lady. You were blessed to have her in your lives. I am thinking of you at this time.

  • Mark and Vicki Muilenburg Posted January 4, 2018 2:28 pm

    So sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing. We are in Florida and unable to attend services. Prayers are with your family.

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