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Mark Allen Drolema

December 4, 1968 February 6, 2023
Mark Allen Drolema
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MARK ALLEN DROLEMA, 54, of Stern Square, Sterling, IL, died Monday, February 6, 2023 at Stern Square.

There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held at the Fulton Twp. Cemetery in Fulton, IL, with Pastor Les Funderberg of First Open Bible Church, Rock Falls, IL, officiating.

Mark was born December 4, 1968 in Morrison, IL, to Robert J. and Sharon E. (Buikema) Drolema. He was educated in Fulton Grade and Middle Schools, and went to vocational school in Sterling. He was employed at Self-Help Enterprises in Sterling for more than 40 years. Mark was a member of First Open Bible Church in Rock Falls. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, being outside during the Summer and listening to country music. His greatest joy was the Sunday shopping trip with his family.

Survivors include his mother and step-father, Sharon and Mark Morris, of Dixon, IL; one sister, Kristy (Marvin) VanderWiel of Otley, IA; two brothers, Steve (Andrea) Drolema of Aurora, IL and Jamie (Angela) Drolema of Oregon, IL; his maternal grandmother, Gertrude Buikema of Morrison, IL; two step-brothers, Adam and Ryan Morris, both of Rockford, IL; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Drolema; maternal grandfather, Marion Buikema; paternal grandparents, Marvin and Ruth Hamstra; paternal grandfather, Pete Drolema.

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Celebration of Life




12:00 PM 2/18/2023 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2/18/2023 3:00:00 PM
First Open Bible Church

2105 E Rock Falls Road
Rock Falls, IL 61071

First Open Bible Church
2105 E Rock Falls Road Rock Falls 61071 IL
United States

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Fulton Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252

701 Fowler Rd, Fulton 61252 IL
United States

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