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Obituary for Dorothy Poel
DOROTHY POEL, 93, of Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison, IL, died Monday, August 24, 2009 at the nursing home.Dorothy was born May 30, 1916 in Albany, IL, to Louis and Mary (Newendyke) Buikema. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools. She married Allen Poel on February 22, 1940 in Fulton, IL. He died June 19, 2009. Dorothy was engaged in farming, along with her late husband, in the rural Fulton area from 1940 to 1960. She also worked as an Avon Representative and later worked for Lord Baltimore Press in Clinton, IA. She later was employed as a nurses aide for Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton. Dorothy was a member of First Reformed Church in Fulton, the churchs Helping Hand Society and Kings Daughters. She served as a Sunday School teacher and also as Superintendent. She was a member of T.O.P.S. Dorothy enjoyed ceramics, knitting, and crocheting.Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn (Arnold) Huizenga of Fulton; one son, Eugene Poel of Fulton; six grandchildren, Jane (Jerry) Lewis, Gary (Dawn) Huizenga, Tom Huizenga, Matthew (Sheila) Huizenga, Kim (Paul) Mehring, and Craig (Jennifer) Bush; seventeen great grandchildren, Aaron Huizenga, Joshua, Hannah, and Reanne Lewis; Alicea and Cassie Huizenga; Travis, Trent, Trevor, Logan, and Amelia Huizenga; Camerin and Brook Huizenga; Alex and Ashley Bush; Erin and Morgan Mehring; one great great granddaughter, Addison Hartman; one sister, Mrs. Luella Deelsnyder of Fulton and one brother, Louis (Helen) Buikema of Fulton.She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen; one daughter, Carol Bush; five sisters, Nellie Klimstra, Tena Sissing, Winnie Van Zuiden, Jennie Beckmann, Lucy Sissing; and three brothers, Henry, Walter, and Marion Buikema.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 PM Wednesday " August 26, 2009 at the Fulton Chapel -Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home OFFICIATING: Rev. Edie Lenz " Pastor: First Reformed Church " Fulton, ILVISITATION Noon " 2:00 PM Wednesday " August 26, 2009 at the Fulton Chapel -Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Fulton Township Cemetery " Fulton, Illinois