Celebrating the life of Stephen R. Zuidema
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A memorial visitation will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Immediately following the visitation, a luncheon will be held at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison at a later date. A memorial has been established.
Stephen was born April 7, 1949, in Union Grove Township, Whiteside County, IL, to Robert M. and Marjorie R. (Tichler) Zuidema. He was educated in the Morrison grade schools and Morrison High School. He married Judi Southern on May 10, 1986, in Morrison. Stephen was employed by General Electric in Morrison for 33 years. After retiring, he worked for Walmart in Clinton for 5 years. He was known as the “Baker Boy”, as he loved baking and ceramics. More than anything, Stephen loved his grandchildren and his dog, Izzy.
Survivors include his wife, Judi; two children, Scott (Heather) Southern of Morrison, IL and Tracey (Steven) Webber of Miles, IA; three grandchildren, Samantha Colberg of Dixon, IL, Molly Colberg of Rochester, MN, and Cody Southern of Prophetstown, IL; two brothers, James Zuidema of Byron, IL and Randy Zuidema of Morrison, IL; one niece, Hannah (Brooke) Zuidema of Peoria, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Hagemann and Kristal Zuidema.
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Morrison, IL 61270
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