Celebrating the life of Marian N. Houzenga
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A private family funeral service will be held at Crossview Church in Fulton, IL, with Rev. Scott Stephan officiating. A private family visitation will precede the service. Interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton, IL. The Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials have been established to Crossview Church and Resthave Home.
Marian was born August 29, 1928, in Morrison, IL, to Henry R. and Fannie (VanDyke) Medema. She was educated in the Green Valley School of rural Whiteside County. Marian married Howard J. Houzenga on March 25, 1947, in Morrison. He died May 23, 1996. Marian was first employed at the Savanna Ordinance Depot during the war. Later she worked at the Milk Factory in Morrison and then at Drives in Fulton for 13 years. She then worked with her husband Howard at Howard’s Feed and Coal in Fulton until retiring in 1990. After retiring Marian volunteered at Illowa Thrift Store in Fulton, IL. Marian was a member of Second Reformed Church in Fulton, now called Crossview Church. She was also a member of the Prairie Center Mother’s Club and the Philathea Society at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Marian loved playing the piano, cooking, and traveling.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (David) Weber of Morrison, IL and Karen (Warner) Smidt of Fulton, IL; two sons, James Houzenga of Trempealeau, WI; and Robert (Debra) Houzenga of Fulton, IL; ten grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard; two sisters, Eleanor Schipper and Betty Schipper; two brothers, Alvin and Joe; one daughter-in-law, Diane Houzenga.
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