Celebrating the life of Karen Vander Vinne
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There will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation rites have been accorded. Interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery at a later date. The Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is assisting the family. A memorial has been established.
Karen was born October 18, 1945, in Morrison, IL, to Vernon L. and Rose (Dykstra) Zuidema. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools and was a graduate of Chadwick High School. Karen married Marion Vander Vinne on July 3, 1964, in Fulton. She was first employed by Bielema Oil in Fulton and then for Kelly Oil in Clinton, IA, retiring in 2014. Karen was a member of First Reformed Church in Fulton. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Karen enjoyed feeding the birds especially the hummingbirds and cardinals. She loved doing puzzle books and was an excellent cook and baker. Karen, along with her husband, enjoyed traveling especially to the western United States.
Survivors include her husband, Marion; two sons, Dave Vander Vinne and Mark (Kristi Hillier) Vander Vinne both of Fulton; two sisters, Kathy (Larry) Wiersema of Fulton and Kristine (Gene) Houzenga of Morrison, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
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