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Francis W. Venhuizen

March 4, 1928 November 23, 2021
Francis W. Venhuizen
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FRANCIS W. VENHUIZEN, 93, of Resthave Home in Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Unity Point Health Trinity Rock Island in Rock Island, IL.

His funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, November 29, 2021, at the Fulton Presbyterian Church in Fulton, IL, with Rev. Catherine Martin of the Fulton Presbyterian Church officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 PM on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton. A memorial has been established to Resthave Home in Morrison.

Francis was born March 4, 1928, in Fenton, IL, to William & Gertrude (Borgman) Venhuizen. He was educated in the rural Stone Street School outside of Fenton, IL. Francis joined the US Army during the Korean War in November 1951, and he was awarded the Bronze Star. He first married, Nola M. Hoogheem on August 11, 1950, in Fulton. She died on September 19, 1990. He later married Thelma P. Zaagman on December 2, 2000, in Morrison, IL. She died on August 10, 2015. Francis was a carpenter for over 20 years then later retired from Dupont in Clinton, IA. After retirement, Francis worked for many years assisting the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home team. He was a member of American Legion and was a member of Second Reformed Church in Fulton for 76 years. He had been a member there since he was 17 years old and served as deacon for many years. Francis was also a member of Farm Bureau and an Antique Tractor Club in the area. He collected three Massey-Harris tractors for many years. He volunteered at Heritage Canyon and the Blacksmith Shop there bears his name as proprietor. He was the bowling secretary of his bowling league for years and spent time volunteering at the foodbank in Fulton. Francis was a life-long Cubs Fans and a proud owner of World Series hat after they beat the Indians. He collected crackle glass and enjoyed taking bus trips and traveling. A few of his favorite trips were to Alaska, Switzerland, and Holland. He was an accomplished woodworker and was able to make anything!

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Mark) Kapusinski of Fulton, IL; three grandchildren, Douglas (Rita) Kapusinski, Andrea (Brandon) Cooper and Gregory (Kristin) Kapusinski; six great-grandchildren, Tommy, Oliver, and Cora Kapusinski, Bryant Cooper and Cade and Lena Kapusinski; three step-sons, Gordon (Paulette) Zaagman of Morrison, IL, James (Candace) Zaagman of Prophetstown, IL and Bruce (Lisa) Zaagman of Lyndon, IL ; one step son-in-law, Roland VanDerLeest of Morrison, IL; nine step-grandchildren, Toni (Chad) Milnes, Shari (Paul) Griffin, Keith Zaagman, Jason (Amber) Zaagman, Kody & Kolton Zaagman, Bridget (Derrick) Maupin, Mathew (Amanda) VanDerLeest and Nicholas VanDerLeest; twelve step great-grandchildren, Claire, Elle, Evelia, and Cole Milnes, Sydney and Luke Griffin, Riley, Charlotte and Tanner Maupin and Madison, Amilia and Maisy VanDerLeest; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nola; second wife, Thelma; one daughter in infancy, Barbara; four sisters, Grace Strating, Catherine Dykstra, Jeannette Balk, and Harriet Norman; two brothers, Fred Venhuizen and Jacob Venhuizen; one step-daughter, Debra Vanderleest; two step-grandchildren, Brent Zaagman and Katelynn Zaagman.

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Visitation

Sunday

28

Nov

2:00 PM 11/28/2021 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/28/2021 4:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Monday

29

Nov

2:00 PM 11/29/2021 2:00:00 PM
Fulton Presbyterian Church

311 North 9th Street
Fulton, IL 61252

Fulton Presbyterian Church
311 North 9th Street Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fulton Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252

701 Fowler Rd, Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Resthave Home

408 Maple Ave
Morrison, IL 61270
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