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David A. Vanderlaan

May 14, 1939 November 3, 2020
David A. Vanderlaan
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DAVID A. VANDERLAAN, 81, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL.

Due to the current COVID-19 conditions, the family has decided to cancel the previous plans for a public visitation and funeral; all services are now private. However, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials to Ebenezer Reformed Church and Windsor Manor have been established.

David was born May 14, 1939 in Morrison, IL, to John and Irene (Wagenecht) Vanderlaan in Morrison. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County Center and Hiddleson Grade Schools and was a 1957 graduate of Morrison High School. On February 6, 1959 he married Dorothy VanderVinne in Fulton, IL. He later married Linda Kay Norman on December 1, 1979 in Morrison. David served in the U.S. Army and the Army Reserves for eight years. He farmed along with his father in the Whiteside County area his entire life. He was a member and served on the board of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau and also served on the board of the Farmer’s Elevator. He was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church where he taught Sunday school and served as an usher, deacon and elder. Dave will be remembered for his love of family, church, the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs, and the lake.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; one daughter, Dawn (Scott) Meurs of Morrison; three sons, Dale (Michelle) Vanderlaan of Oak Park, IL, Douglas (Renee) Vanderlaan and Darwin (Lisa) Vanderlaan, both of Morrison; eight grandchildren; Stacy (Elliot) Worth, Cassandra (Maxwell Leib) Meurs, Grant and Beau Vanderlaan, Hanah (Bobby) Mathius, Benjamin Vanderlaan, Samantha (Nick) Volckmann and Cody Vanderlaan; one sister, Patricia (LaVerne) Pessman of Fulton; two step sisters, Carol (Wayne) Meurs of Fulton and Donna (Irv) Schaver of Jacksonville, TX; two step brothers, Delbert Bielema of Morrison and Donald (Andra) Bielema of Sterling, IL; one step sister in law, Nancy Bielema of Rockton, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Amanda Conerly; one sister, Janet Vanderlaan; one step brother, Willard Bielema.
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Services are private.

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Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

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