Martha Germaine De Volder, 92, of Cape Coral, died Feb. 19, 2014. She was born Feb. 1, 1922, in Wachtebeke, Belgium, to Magdalena and Gustaaf Van Hoecke, and had two brothers (both deceased), Robert (Madeline) and Albert aka Pee-Wee (Romona).
On May 8, 1943, she married Maurice J. De Volder at St. Bavo's Church in Mishawaka, Ind. They had five children, Melanie (Glendon) Mulherin, Marsha (Stephen) Dover, Melinda (Daniel) O'Herron, Martin De Volder and Maura (James) Otzko; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
They lived in the Mishawaka South Bend area until 1948 when they moved to Evanston/Wilmette, Ill. In 1984 they retired to Florida.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.