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Kenneth R. Meinsma Sr.

October 21, 1943 January 7, 2023
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Obituary for Kenneth R. Meinsma Sr.

KENNETH RAY MEINSMA SR., 79, of Morrison, IL, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on Saturday, January 7, 2023.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Brethren in Christ Church in Morrison with Rev. Craig Sipes officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2023 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. If you have recently experienced any COVID symptoms, please wear a mask in consideration of the family. Interment will be at the Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling, IL. A memorial to the Hope Life Center, in Sterling, IL has been established.

Kenny was born on October 21, 1943 in Morrison, IL to Henry C. and Marian A. (Beveroth) Meinsma. He was educated in the Lincoln Grade School in rural Whiteside County, and graduated from Fulton High School in Fulton, IL. He married Betty Jo Duncan on August 2, 1964, in Rock Falls, IL. She preceded him in death on January 13, 2008. Kenneth then married Joyce L. Frank, on October 15, 2016 in Sterling, IL. After graduation, Kenneth started working at General Electric in Morrison. He began as an apprentice in the tool and die department. He retired from GE after 25 years as a foreman in the pressroom. He then worked at Wahl Clipper in Sterling, and as a self-employed machinist for the last 25 years. Ken was a member of the Brethren in Christ Church in Morrison. He loved being outdoors, and enjoyed spending time deer hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; four daughters, Laura (Randy) Kramoski of Morrison, Cheryl (Gene) Eyre of Centralia, IL, Pamela (Todd) Workman of Salem, MO, and Beth (Greg) McLane of Dixon, IL; two sons, Kenneth Meinsma, Jr. and Michael Meinsma both of Morrison; eleven grandchildren, Rachael (Brad) Ryer, Steven Kramoski, Erin (Hunter) Rue, Rebekah (Dylan) Tucker, Kyle (Kelly) Workman, Seth Workman, and Malerie Workman, Dirk (Jennifer Eads) Meinsma, Derek Kennedy, Allan Meinsma, and Aydan Meinsma; four great grandchildren, Aspen Workman, Gracie and Hazel Meinsma, and Hunter Meinsma; one sister, Betty (Dan) Holesinger of Fulton; two brothers, Gerald (Marcia) Meinsma of Morrison, and Darrell (Sally) Meinsma of Fulton; one sister in law, Jody Meinsma of Middleburgh, NY.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Betty Jo; one daughter in infancy; one sister, Susan Buhlig; two brothers, James and Donald Meinsma.

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5:00 PM 1/13/2023 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/13/2023 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel

404 Lincolnway East
Morrison, IL 61270

Bosma-Renkes - Morrison Chapel
404 Lincolnway East Morrison 61270 IL
United States





10:00 AM 1/14/2023 10:00:00 AM
Morrison Brethren in Christ Church

209 E. Knox Street
Morrison, IL 61270

Morrison Brethren in Christ Church
209 E. Knox Street Morrison 61270 IL
United States

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Oak Knoll Memorial Park Final Resting Place

18268 Pennington Rd.
Sterling, IL 61081

18268 Pennington Rd. Sterling 61081 IL
United States

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