Celebrating the life of Bernard "Bun" Houzenga
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Visitation will be from 9:00 - 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. There will be a private funeral service. Rev. Chuck Huckaby of First Reformed Church in Fulton is officiating the service; interment with military honors will be in Fulton Township Cemetery. A memorial has been established.
Bun was born December 24, 1929 in Ustick Twp., IL, to Burt and Anna (Buikema) Houzenga. He was educated in the Crouch School in rural Whiteside County. Bun served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953, where he toured in Germany. On April 20, 1956 he married Frances Jean VanderVinne in Fulton. She died June 5, 2018. Bun grew up farming and continued farming throughout his life. He was a member of the First Reformed Church in Fulton. His passion was farming and he had quite a collection of toy tractors. He also enjoyed woodworking.
Survivors include two daughters, Deb (Bill) Swanson of Morrison, IL and Sheila (Mark) Richmond of Tampico, IL; one son, Dewey (Melissa) Houzenga of Morrison; many grand and great grandchildren; four sisters, Delores Stuart of Morrison, Bernice Kyarsgaard of Camanche, IA, Ardella Houzenga of Savanna, IL and Jean Williams of Thomson, IL; one brother, LaVerne Houzenga of Clinton, IA.
He was preceded in death by his wife Frances; one daughter, in infancy, Rhonda Houzenga; one sister, Darlene Ashby; one brother, Clifford Houzenga; one sister-in-law, Sylvia Houzenga; four brothers-in-law, Ervin Stuart, Fay Ashby, George Kyarsgaard and Robert Williams.
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1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252
701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252