Jan Oud, age 73, died Saturday, June 14, 2014.
He was born Nov. 3, 1940 in Westwoud, The Netherlands, to Grietje Nierop and Cornelis Oud.
On March 4, 1965, he married Gerda Marrees. She survives.
He was brought up in the Netherlands and moved in 1986 to Pickton with his wife and children.
He later resided in Saltillo. He was a dairy farmer and successful businessman.
Jan will be especially remembered for his pioneering spirit, visionary outlook, work ethic and the tenaciousness that allowed him to achieve his dreams in many diverse endeavors.
Other survivors include his children, Kees and Irma Oud of Mount Vernon, Margreet and Dan Bosman of The Woodlands, Ernst-Jan Oud of Pickton and Klaas and Chandra Oud of Sulphur Springs; grandchildren Megan, John, Natalie, Savanna and Case Oud, Cassidy Rae and Brandon Bosman, and Ashton, Dane and Ayla Oud; and great-grandson Colby Barker.
Condolences will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Pine Forest United Methodist Church with Pastor Beverly Olsen officiating.
Burial will be follow at the Pine Forest Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are welcome at a reception at the Pine Forest Community Center immediately following burial from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The online register can be signed at: westoaksfuneralhome.com
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