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Esther L. Hamstra

Published: Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Esther L. Hamstra

MORRISON – Esther L. Hamstra, 77, of Morrison, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Resthave Home in Morrison. She owned and operated Hamstra Carpet Cleaning for 25 years with her husband.

Esther was born May 3, 1936, in Morrison, the daughter of Renzie J. and Iva (Tichler) Buikema. She married Donald G. Van Zuiden on March 30, 1956, in Morrison. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 1973. She married Gerald L. Hamstra on Oct. 4, 1974, in Morrison. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison.

Survivors include her husband, Gerald; two daughters, Debra Van Zuiden and Deane (Mike) Patten, both of Morrison; two sons, Gary (Monica) Van Zuiden of Dunlap and Rodney (Deann) Van Zuiden of Morrison; one stepdaughter, Marsha Hamstra of East Moline; four stepsons, Kevin (Barb) Hamstra and Gregg (Tammy) Hamstra, both of Prophetstown, Brad Hamstra of Morrison, and Arlyn (Lisa) Hamstra of Prophetstown; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Janice (Tom) Patten of Morrison, Shirley (Doug) Borop of Machesney Park, and Beth (Steve) Wroble of Morrison; and one brother, Allen (Hope) Buikema of Morrison.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, with Ken Renkes, director of congregational care, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.

Memorials have been established to Resthave Home and Ebenezer Reformed Church.

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