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Obituary for Thelma P. Zaagman-Venhuizen
THELMA P. ZAAGMAN-VENHUIZEN, 83, of Morrison, IL, died Monday August 10, 2015 at Morrison Community Hospital. Thelma was born July 25, 1932, in Clinton, IA, to Thomas and Martha (Byland) Wiersema. She was educated in the Erie grade schools and graduated from Erie High School. On December 28, 1950 she married William J. Zaagman. He died December 20, 1998. She then married Francis Venhuizen on December 2, 2000 in Morrison. While William was serving in the Korean War, Thelma worked at General Electric in Morrison as a payroll clerk. She and William then farmed in Lyndon and Morrison areas. She was also a self-employed seamstress and a homemaker. Thelma was a member of the Morrison Christian Reformed Church where she played the organ and was a member of the Ladies Aide Society. She was a board member at Resthave Home in Morrison and Self-Help Enterprises in Sterling, IL. Survivors include her husband, Francis; three sons, Gordon (Paulette) Zaagman of Morrison, IL, James (Candace) Zaagman of Prophetstown, IL and Bruce (Lisa) Zaagman of Lyndon, IL; eleven grandchildren, Toni (Chad) Milnes, Shari (Paul) Giffin, Keith Zaagman, Jason (Amber) Zaagman, Kody Zaagman, Katelynn Zaagman, Kolton Zaagman, Bridget (Derrick) Maupin, Matthew (Mandy) VanDerLeest, Nicholas VanDerLeest, Austin (Allie) VanDerLeest; eleven great grandchildren; one step daughter, Nancy (Mark) Kapusinski of Fulton, IL; three step grandchildren, Douglas (Rita) Kapusinski, Andrea (Brandon) Cooper, Gregory (Kristen) Kapusinski; four step great grandchildren; one son-in-law, Roland VanDerLeest of Morrison, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William; one daughter, Debra VanDerLeest; one grandson, Brent Zaagman; one sister, Ella Mae Huizenga
FUNERAL SERVICE: 12:00 PM Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING: Ken Renkes " Director of Congregational Care at Ebenezer Reformed ChurchVISITATION: 9:00 AM Thursday, August 13, 2015 until the time of the service at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL