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Dorothy "Dort" L. Houzenga

October 12, 1927 February 5, 2022
Dorothy "Dort" L. Houzenga
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DOROTHY “DORT” L. HOUZENGA, 94, of Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, IL, formerly of Fulton, IL, died Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Big Meadows.

Funeral services for Dorothy will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Fulton, IL, officiated by Rev. Kevin VerHoeven. A visitation will be held prior to the service, starting at 11:00 AM; interment will be in Fulton Twp. Cemetery. A memorial has been established to Bethel Christian Reformed Church.

Dort was born October 12, 1927, in Clinton, IA, to Jacob and Alena (Schaver) VanVuren. She was educated in the East Clinton Grade School and was a 1945 graduate of Fulton High School. On June 20, 1947 she married Donald E. Houzenga in Fulton. He died February 14, 2008. Dort was employed in the billing department of the Curtis Woodworking Company in Clinton. She also worked at the Ben Franklin Store in Fulton and did private duty house cleaning. She was a charter member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church where she served on several committees and the church’s Lydia Society. Dort enjoyed attending family gatherings and walking.

Survivors include one daughter, Sally Houzenga of Savanna, IL; two sons, Keith (Vicki) Houzenga and Dale (Toni) Houzenga, both of Fulton; three grandchildren, Brian (Dayell) Houzenga, Stacy (Mike) Knautz and Jason Houzenga; one step grandson, Jeremy (Michele) Benoit; nine great grandchildren.

Dort was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don; one daughter, Brenda Kay Houzenga; four sisters, Tina Graham, Jeanette Vogel, Beverly Gehring, Gladys VanVuren; two brothers, Rulof and Clarence VanVuren.

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11:00 AM 2/9/2022 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 2/9/2022 1:00:00 PM
Bethel Christian Reformed Church

1208 3rd Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bethel Christian Reformed Church
1208 3rd Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

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Fulton Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252

701 Fowler Rd, Fulton 61252 IL
United States

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