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Obituary for Hattie Buikema
HATTIE BUIKEMA, 101, of Four Seasons Living Center, Morrison, IL, died Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the Living Center. Hattie was born May 18, 1911 in Friesland, WI to Opt and Tena (Kok) Byland. She was educated in the Fulton Grade Schools in Fulton, IL. Hattie married Richard E. Buikema on August 1, 1929 in Fulton. He died April 26, 2000. She was employed by General Electric in Morrison, IL. She, along with her husband, Richard, served as caretakers for Kings Camp in Chana, IL for 5 years. Hattie was a charter member of the Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison, a member of the church"s Fellowship and Study Women"s Group, and had served as a Sunday School and Catechism teacher. She was also an active participant in the Morrison Golden Meals. Survivors include three daughters, Frances Damhoff of Morrison, IL, Charlotte (Don) Houzenga of Sterling, IL, and Martha (Don) Smith of Morrison, IL; five sons, Orville (Evelyn) Buikema of Clinton, IA, Richard "Dick" (Ruth) Buikema of Fulton, IL, Robert "Bob" (Shirley) Buikema of Fulton, IL, Theodore "Ted" (Hazel) Buikema of Willow Springs, MO, and Harold (Laura) Buikema of Sterling, IL; twenty-six grandchildren; seventy-two great grandchildren; and thirty great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; three grandchildren, Douglas Damhoff, Faye Kos, and Charles Houzenga; one great grandchild, Elizabeth Buikema; three sisters, Martha Wiersema, Nellie Kettler, and Sadie Huizenga; and two brothers, John Byland and Theodore Byland.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church " Morrison, ILCO-OFFICIATING: Pastor David Smith: Crete Reformed Church " Crete, ILand Pastor Paul Smith: New Life Reformed Church " Coralville, IAVISITATION: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday, July 2, 2012 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home INTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL