Jan Nederveen, 92 years of age, of Albemarle, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Carolina Healthcare Systems - Stanly in Albemarle, NC.
Jan was born September 18, 1925 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to the late Jan Nederveen and the late Jocoba Johanna Nederveen. He was also preceded in death his brother, Johan C Nederveen; and sister, Corrie Nederveen Schot.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Hartsell Funeral Home Albemarle.
Jan was employed as an electrical engineer by ALCOA, Aluminum Company of America for 32 years. He began his career in 1955 in Point Comfort, Texas. During his employment he also worked in Tapoca, TN, Pittsburgh, PA, and Badin, NC, where most of his employment was spent and where he retired in 1987. He was also a part-time instructor for Stanly Community College for a couple years. After retirement from ALCOA, he worked for the City of Albemarle overseeing the construction of the water treatment plant.
Jan completed high school during WWII by attending night school. He concurrently worked as an electrical/mechanical instrument maker for industry. At the age of seventeen he was forced to work for the German Reichs Railroad System. Prior to college he worked several months for the British Royal Navy Party 1732. In 1949 he graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Academi Voor Beeldende Kunsten-Technische Wetenschappen MTS in Rotterdam The Netherlands. Prior to finding employment in his field, he was a Merchant Marine Engineer. He became a citizen of the United States of America on December 16, 1959.
Jan was active with many organizations, clubs, and hobbies including being a member of the Lions Club, a Boy Scout Leader, both in Texas and Badin, NC. He was a member and served in many position at Badin Methodist Church, Badin, NC. He was instrumental in changing Badin Library from ALCOA owned to be a part of the Stanly County System. Jan was a member of the professional organization Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He served on the Advisory Counsel for North Stanly High School, volunteered for Stanly Regional Hospital Auxiliary and was very active in the Stanly County Senior Center. Jan found pleasure in being a father, dancing, reading, NASCAR races, jazz music, and wood working.
Jan is survived by his sons; Jan Rodgers Nederveen, and Paul Johan Nederveen and wife Laurie of Raleigh, NC; a daughter, Kriena Olivia Nederveen, of New York, NY; two grandchildren, Zack Raffin and Olivia Raffin of New York, NY; two nephews, Fred Schot and Yannik Nederveen of The Netherlands; one niece, Maja Nederveen of The Netherlands; and former wife and mother of his children, Betty Jane Rodgers Nederveen, of Raleigh, NC.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Albemarle, 202 North Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001; or Habitat for Humanity, 1505 24/27 Highway West, Albemarle, NC 28001.
Hartsell Funeral Home Albemarle is serving the Nederveen family.
Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com