Celebrating the life of Howard Huizenga
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A private family funeral service will be held at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home; there will be no visitation. Mr. Ken Renkes will be officiating; interment will be in Fulton Township Cemetery. A memorial to Unity Christian School has been established.
Howard was born July 16, 1924 in Newton Township, IL, to Justus and Winnie (Heun) Huizenga. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools. On February 5, 1945 he married Gertrude J. Sikkema in Erie, IL. Howard was employed by the former E.I. DuPont Company in Clinton, IA for 37 years. At the same time he drove a cement truck for Quality Ready Mix, and also a grain truck for the Fulton Elevator. He also worked as a farm hand for VenHuizen Farm, and was a school bus driver for the Riverbend School District for 10 years. Howard was a former member of the Newton Zion Reformed Church, Erie, IL, and a current member of First Reformed Church in Fulton, where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed attending theatrical plays and liked to look at and drive cars, trucks, and buses of all types.
Survivors include his wife, Gertrude; two daughters, Eileen (Steve) Kutchman of Fulton and Pam (Dave) Hoogheem of Bettendorf, IA; two sons, Garry (Sheila) Huizenga of Fulton and Jeff (Deb) Huizenga of Davenport, IA; eight grandchildren, Adam, Anna, Andrew, Allison, Ben, Makayla, Becky and Claire; fifteen great grandchildren; one brother, Paul Huizenga of Erie, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Marjorie Klooster; one brother, Harlan Huizenga.
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