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Obits > 2017 - Wilma M. Ottens-Huizenga

WILMA M. OTTENS-HUIZENGA, 87, of Fulton, IL, formerly of Lyndon, IL, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Resthave Home in Morrison, IL.



The funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Second Reformed Church in Fulton with Rev. Scott Stephan officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be at Lyndon Township Cemetery in Lyndon, IL. A memorial to the Fulton Historical Society has been established.


Wilma was born April 7, 1930, in Fulton, IL, to Henry R. and Marie (Diephuis) Bielema Sr. She was educated in the Fulton Christian Grade School and was a 1947 graduate of York Community High School in Thomson, IL. Wilma married Paul A. Ottens on February 17, 1948, in Fulton, IL. He died August 22, 1984. She later married Harold D. Huizenga on September 20, 1991, in Morrison, IL. He died March 28, 1997. Wilma was a “farm wife”. She was a current member of the Second Reformed Church in Fulton and taught Bible study. She was a former member of the Morrison Christian Reformed Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in women’s ministries. Wilma was a member of Lyndon and Fulton Historical Societies and was on the board of directors for Resthave Home. She enjoyed genealogy, traveling, and watching her grandchildren play sports.


Survivors include three daughters, Barb (Don) Mathey of Thomson, IL; Sally (Jim) Heffernan of Normal, IL; and Susan (Charles) Lyon of Richmond Hill, GA; one son, Russ (Vicki) Ottens of Lyndon, IL; two step sons, Mark Huizenga of Clinton, IA and Phil (LaVonne) Huizenga of Fulton, IL; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one step grandchild; three step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Merle Bielema of Thomson, IL and Henry (Susan) Bielema Jr. of Potosi, WI.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Paul Ottens and Harold D. Huizenga; and a step-granddaughter, Rebecca Huizenga.

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