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Betty A. Boelkens

October 20, 1933 September 13, 2018
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BETTY A. BOELKENS, 84, of Resthave Home, Morrison, IL, formerly of Fulton, IL, died Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Morrison Community Hospital in Morrison.

The funeral service will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with Rev. Edie Lenz, pastor of First Reformed Church in Fulton, officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, September 17, 2018, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton. A memorial to Self Help in Sterling has been established.

Betty was born October 20, 1933, in Fenton, IL, to Peter and Anna (Postma) Dykstra. She was educated in the Fenton grade schools and was a graduate of Fulton High School. Betty married Gerald J. Boelkens on June 12, 1951, in Fulton. He died February 15, 2013. Betty was a homemaker. She was a former member of Trinity Reformed Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir, and participated in the Hannah Mission Circle. She was currently a member of First Reformed Church in Fulton. Betty enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include five daughters, Beth (Larry) St. Ores of Fulton; Sue Krueger of Cape Coral, FL; Pam (Arnie) Vogel of Fulton; Norma (Keith) King of Fulton; Lisa (Rod) Whitmore of Albany, IL; one son, Brent Boelkens of Sterling, IL; sixteen grandchildren, Bill (Rebecca) St. Ores, Brenda (Joe) Delmar, Kelly (Jesse) Jacobs, Kari (Chris) Green, Kurt (Tara) St. Ores, Angie (Chris) Degueldre, Tony (Rodica) Krueger, Adrienne (Josh) Zachritz, Paul Vogel, Marla (Jeremy) Wiersema, Andy (Donna) Vogel, Ben (Elise) Vogel, Mark (Christine) Shepard, Alex (Kim) Shepard, Jeff Whitmore, Randy (Astrid) Whitmore; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Marianna Smith of Morrison, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, Rose Zuidema, Sadie Deelsnyder, and Jeanette Vanderlaan; two brothers, Sidney and Frank Dykstra.

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Visitation

Monday

17

Sep

5:00 PM 9/17/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/17/2018 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

18

Sep

10:30 AM 9/18/2018 10:30:00 AM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States
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