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Obituary for Effie Klimstra
EFFIE KLIMSTRA, 101, of Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison, IL died Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at the nursing home. Effie was born on December 7, 1907 in Whiteside County, IL to George K. and Anna (Buikema) Ottens. She was educated in the Fulton Grade Schools. She married Paul Klimstra on May 27, 1926 in Fulton, IL. He preceded her in death on Mary 9, 1998. Effie was a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison, IL and served as organist, for 50 years, while also a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison until her retirement. She organized a church orchestra at Ebenezer Reformed Church and gave piano lessons at her home. Effie enjoyed traveling with her late husband Paul, and the winters they spent in Florida. Her life was filled with service to her family and church. She greatly enjoyed summer family reunions and visits to her children. Her sewing and handwork projects were well known to her family. Her life was centered on her family, friends, church and music. Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Bill) Dearinger of Wayland, MI, Mary (Ron) Maner of Kingsport, TN; one son, Gene (Carol) Klimstra of Fulton, IL; seven grandchildren, Randy (Vicki) Klimstra, Robin Kelley, Todd (Diane) Rempe, Anne (James) Thiros, Bryon (Kelly) Maner, Brent Maner, Cathy (David) Yaggy; and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; one daughter-in-law, Theo Klimstra; one son-in-law, Henry Rempe; seven sisters, Winnie Moldermaker, Ann Temple, Josie Borgman, Nellie Renkes, Maggie Hoogheem, Kate Decker and Louise Renkes; and six brothers, Joe, Claus and William Ottens, Fred, Ren and Jacob Sterenberg.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 2:00 PM Saturday " July 18, 2009 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church " Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. George McIlrathVISITATION 12:30 PM until time of service, Saturday - July 18, 2009 at the Emmanuel Reformed Church " Morrison, IL. The Morrison Chapel " Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.INTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL