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Charles J. Medenblik

September 22, 1928 October 18, 2008
Charles J. Medenblik
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CHARLES J. MEDENBLIK, 80, of Fulton, IL, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 18, 2008. Charles was born on September 22, 1928 in Driesum, Friesland, the Netherlands to Julius and Eleanora (DeVries) Medenblik. He was educated in the Netherlands and served with the Dutch Army in Indonesia. He immigrated to the United States in 1949. Charles married Hilda Boskma on August 01, 1956 in Morrison, IL. They were blessed with fifty-two years of marriage. Charles began work as a mason with John R. Balk Masonry of Fulton, IL. In 1974 he purchased the business, renaming it Charles J. Medenblik and Sons, and continued the business until his retirement. During the years, he employed not only sons, but nephews and grandsons. He was a charter member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Fulton, where he served as an elder and deacon. He also served on the school board of the Community Christian School in Fulton. There was always a twinkle in his eye as he watched his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren fill his home. They, along with his wife, were his greatest accomplishment and joy. Charles is survived by his wife, Hilda, and their six children: Jan (Randy) Bajema of Fulton, IL, Julie (Steve) Holesinger of Dyer, IN, Jim (Renae) Medenblik of Fulton, IL, Elden (Lisa) Medenblik of Fulton, IL, Elaine (Randy) VanDyk of Manhattan, MT, and Charlene (Kelly) Homan of Rolla, MO; twenty-five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; Three sisters: Dorothy (John) Salverda of Fulton, IL, Edith (Dale) Schaver of Fulton, IL, Iola (Elwyn) Newendyke of New Boston, MO; Three brothers Lambert (Martha) Medenblik of Rock Hill, SC, Bill (Mary) Medenblik of Fulton, IL and Ron (Evelyn) Medenblik of Fulton, IL. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Hailey Homan; and his brothers Garrett, Auke, Lambertus, and Romke.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at Bethel Christian Reformed Church " Fulton, IL OFFICIATING: Rev. Len Meinema " Pastor of Bethel Christian Reformed Church " Fulton, ILVISITATION 5:00 " 8:00 PM Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Fulton Township Cemetery " Fulton, IL

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