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Obituary for Lee A. Vander Schaaf
LEE A. VANDER SCHAAF, 91, of Resthave Nursing Home in Morrison, IL died Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, IA. Lee was born on July 30, 1918 in Union Grove Township, IL to Fred and Ida (Miller) Vander Schaaf. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools. He married Georgiana Newendyke on August 25, 1938 in Morrison, IL. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2001. Lee was a brick layer for Groharing Mason Contractors for 47 years. He was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, IL where he was an elder and deacon. He was also a member of the Local 6 Brick Layer Union in Rockford, IL for 63 years. Lee was a board member of Resthave Nursing Home where he served many terms as President. He was very active on the work projects for Resthave Nursing Home and Ebenezer Reformed Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, gardening and woodworking. He enjoyed helping others. Lee especially cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, John (Carolyn) Vander Schaaf of Morrison, IL and LaVerne "Butch" (Ann) Vander Schaaf of Morrison, IL; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ida Viola Thudium of Morrison, IL; and one brother, Duane (Jeri) Vander Schaaf of Franklin, WI. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgiana and one grandson, Ty Vander Schaaf.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Ebenezer Reformed Church " Morrison, IL OFFICIATING: Rev. Philip Stel " Pastor of Ebenezer Reformed Church " Morrison, IL VISITATION 5:00 " 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral HomeINTERMENT Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL