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Obituary for Janet M. Huizenga
JANET M. HUIZENGA, 93, of Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, IL, died Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the nursing home. Janet was born September 26, 1920, in Garden Plain, IL, to Charles W. and Allie (Jansma) Huizenga. When Janet was 5, she moved with her family, back to the Prairie Center area. After the untimely death of her young father, she and her mother moved in with her grandparents. Janet attended Prairie Center School through 8th grade. After graduation from Morrison High School, she attended Central College in Pella, IA for 2 years. She taught school in the Fenton Schools and Center School. After 4 years of teaching, she went back to college, attending Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Upon graduation, she worked for 12 " years in Nebraska at the Winnebago Indian Missions. In 1969, she earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska. She moved to St. Paul, MN, where she worked for the United Church Committee for Indian Work for 9 years, part of that time as the director and then for the Ramsey County Human Services Department in St. Paul. While there, she worked with dysfunctional families and later with mental handicapped children and adults. In 1987, Janet retired and returned to Morrison to care for her mother. She was a member of the Ebenezer Reformed Church and was totally involved in the life of the church. She belonged to Girl"s League, Lydian, and Ladies Aid. She has been an elder, Praise and Prayer Time leader, secretary of Spiritual Life, Endowment Committee member, Ebenezer rep to Church Women United, and a Bible study leader. She enjoyed reading, sewing, and traveling. Janet is survived by many cousins, including special caretakers, Phil (Faye) Jansma and Carlene Pruis both of Morrison. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Allie Huizenga.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM " Friday " October 11, 2013 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeOFFICIATING: Mr. Ken Renkes " Director of Congregational Care " Ebenezer Reformed Church " Morrison, ILVISITATION: 9:30 AM " until the time of the service " Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL