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Kenneth John Venhuizen

July 10, 1937 December 23, 2020
Kenneth John Venhuizen
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KENNETH JOHN VENHUIZEN, 83, of Morrison, IL, died Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 PM Monday, December 28, 2020 at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison. A visitation at the church will precede the funeral, from 2:00 PM until the time of the service. Rev. Luke Schouten, Pastor of Emmanuel Reformed Church will be officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A memorial to Self Help Enterprises in Sterling, IL has been established.

Kenny was born on July 10, 1937 in Sterling, IL, to Thomas and Elizabeth Evangeline (Vandermyde) Venhuizen. He was educated in the Morrison grade schools and was a 1955 graduate of Erie High School.. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. On December 27, 1956 he married Nancy L. Slaymaker in Albany, IL. Kenny first worked at Western Electric in Columbus, OH. He then farmed in the rural Erie, Garden Plain and Morrison, IL areas his entire life. He was a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church in Morrison. Kenny was an avid collector and enjoyed restoring John Deere tractors. He loved watching and participating in tractor pulls, and was a board member of the Illinois Tractor Pulling Association. He also enjoyed bowling and weekly card games. Kenny’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grand and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy; one son, Thomas (Amy) Venhuizen of Morrison; one daughter, Kimberly King of Morrison; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Craig) Vander Molen, Brad (Allie) Venhuizen, Kendra King and Chelsea King; seven great grandchildren, Judah, Hannah, Isaiah, Elijah Vander Molen, Avery and Blaire Venhuizen, Bryce Brooker; two sisters, Jane (George) Beckman of Bushnell, IL and Mary Venhuizen of Idaho Falls, ID; one brother, James Venhuizen of Idaho Falls, ID.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Virginia Ann Venhuizen.

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Visitation

Monday

28

Dec

2:00 PM 12/28/2020 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/28/2020 6:00:00 PM
Emmanuel Reformed Church

202 E. Morris Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Following COVID 19 regulations, social distancing and face masks will be required.

Emmanuel Reformed Church
202 E. Morris Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

Service

Monday

28

Dec

6:00 PM 12/28/2020 6:00:00 PM
Emmanuel Reformed Church

202 E. Morris Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Following COVID 19 regulations, social distancing and face masks will be required.

Emmanuel Reformed Church
202 E. Morris Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States
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