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Johanna "Jo" Medema

May 24, 1922 February 14, 2021
Johanna "Jo" Medema
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JOHANNA “JO” MEDEMA, 98, of Camanche, IA, formerly of Morrison, IL, died Sunday, February 14, 2021, at MercyOne in Clinton, IA.

Her funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison preceded by visitation from 10 AM until the time of the service. Ken Renkes will officiate. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial to Ebenezer Reformed Church has been established.

Jo was born May 24, 1922, in Morrison, IL, to Sam and Ella (Voss) Vanderlaan. She attended Morrison schools. Jo married Edward Medema on December 3, 1943, in Morrison. He died November 4, 2007. Jo worked at Volckmann Furniture and then at the Ice Box Restaurant both formerly of Morrison. She later worked at Kinsel Chiropractic as a receptionist and at Boerema’s Shoe Store as a sales representative. Jo was a lifetime member of Ebenezer Reformed Church and the Philathea Society in Morrison. She was an avid reader and most of her time was spent with family. Jo loved watching her grandkids’ sporting events. They were the apple of her eye. She also was an avid Chicago Bears, Cubs, and Bulls fan.

Survivors include one son, Keith (Pamela) Medema of Sterling, IL; one daughter, Peggy (Kevin) Jenkins of Camanche, IA; three grandchildren, Jenni (Jeff Spensley) Medema-DeMay, David (Erin) Jenkins, and Kendra (Justin) Terry; nine great grandchildren, Caden DeMay; Levi, Cooper, Weston, Knox, and Finn Jenkins; Graham, Will, and Noah Terry.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; mother, Ella; father, Sam (Clara) Vanderlaan; one sister, Stella Brackemyer; four brothers, John, Rich, and Bert Vanderlaan and Simon in infancy.

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Visitation

Saturday

20

Feb

10:00 AM 2/20/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/20/2021 11:00:00 AM
Ebenezer Reformed Church

309 E. Park Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Ebenezer Reformed Church
309 E. Park Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

20

Feb

11:00 AM 2/20/2021 11:00:00 AM
Ebenezer Reformed Church

309 E. Park Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Ebenezer Reformed Church
309 E. Park Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Grove Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

East High Street
Morrison, IL 61270

East High Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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