74. Thelma DeRoe was born on 13 February 1913 on the family farm in the Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She, being the oldest child, assisted with the other children and worked along side her father assisting in the farming operation and was familiar with field work using horse drawn equipment. She received elementary education at Lancaster County Public Schools, District 20, "Wooden Shoe" located at 176th street and Firth road in rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The DeRoe family lived two miles from the country school they attended. She and her sisters traveled by horse and buggy to the home of their grandparents, GJH and Diena Fischer and walked the remaining short distance to Wooden Shoe school. In winter months, when the weather was bad, she and here sisters spent many nights with her grandparents. She was a member of the in Pella Reformed Church, Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She lived in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska in 2008. She was a a Type two diabetic. Thelma died on 6 March 2011 at the age of 98 in Louisville Nebraska. She was buried in the Pella cemetery, Pella, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.
Thelma DeRoe and Vernon Arend Nyland were married on 15 February 1944 at the home of the bride in the Pella community, rural Otoe County, Nebraska. They started married life on the Nyland family farm. They later owned and operated the farm until Vernon's death. The farming operation was then turned over to their son Paul.
Thelma DeRoe and Vernon Arend Nyland had the following children: