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Robert E. Zuidema Sr.

March 9, 1937 April 27, 2018
Robert E.  Zuidema Sr.
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Obituary for Robert E. Zuidema Sr.

ROBERT E. ZUIDEMA SR., 81, of Fulton, IL, died Friday April 27, 2018 at Resthave Home in Morrison, IL.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Edie Lenz, Pastor of First Reformed Church in Fulton. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton.

Robert was born March 9, 1937, in Fulton, IL, to Frank R. and Helen (Balk) Zuidema. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County schools. He married Ardith R. Norman on December 8, 1956 in Fulton. Robert was a cement finisher and drove cement trucks for Quality Ready Mix in both Fulton and Morrison, IL. He was a member of First Reformed Church in Fulton. Memorials to the American Heart Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation have been established.

Survivors include his wife, Ardith; two daughters, Rebecca (Shane Stoecker) Chadwick and Leota (Scott) Schipper, both of Fulton, IL; two sons, Bob (Julie) Zuidema of Morrison, IL and Jake (Debbie) Zuidema of Savannah, MO; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one sister, Doris (Donald) Swanson of Shannon, IL; one brother, Dan Zuidema of Fulton, IL; one step-sister, Sheryl (Larry) Huizenga of Fulton, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son in infancy; three sisters, Rebecca Zuidema, Patricia Witt-Russ and Corliss J. “Cork” Venema; one brother, Frank Zuidema Jr.

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