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Dorothy Ruth Wierenga
December 10, 1922 - March 09, 2013
DOROTHY RUTH WIERENGA, 90, of Fulton, IL, died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton, IA.
Dorothy was born December 10, 1922, in Clinton, IA, to Henry J. and Ruth (Dykema) Flikkema. She was educated in the Fulton Grade School and graduated from Fulton, High School in 1940. She then attended Scovill Business College in Clinton. She married Clifford W. Wierenga on April 23, 1943, in Kalamazoo, MI. He died January 9, 2003. Dorothy was first employed for three years as a secretary in Attorney Blodgett’s office in Fulton. She then owned and operated, along with her husband, the Cliff Wierenga Insurance Agency in Fulton, where she served as the secretary for 20 years until retiring in 1988. Dorothy was a communicant member of Second Reformed Church in Fulton, IL, were she taught Sunday school for 25 years. She was a member and past president of the Willing Workers Circle at the church, and later was an associate member. She was also a member of the Reformed Church Women’s Circle. Dorothy served as Neighborhood Chairman for the Girl Scouts in Fulton.
Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn J. (James E.) Brauch of Lockport, IL; one daughter-in-law, Shirley (John) Wierenga-Huber of Fulton, IL; five grandchildren, Michelle (Robert) Halfman, Kathleen (William) Purdy, Kevin (Casey) Brauch, Renay (Dan) Byers and Kami (Derrin) Huizenga; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Eleanor Kraft of Harvard, IL; one brother, Robert (Regi) Isenhart of Baltimore, MD; special friends, Evan and Julie Davis and their children, Scott (Lindsay) Davis and Kurt (April) Davis.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff and one son, Kenneth Wierenga.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home
OFFICIATING: Rev. Scott Stephan – Pastor of Second Reformed Church - Fulton, IL
VISITATION: 4:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.
INTERMENT: Fulton Township Cemetery – Fulton, IL
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to the Second Reformed Church – Fulton, IL.