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Kathryn ‘Tootie’ Bielema

Published: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Kathryn 'Tootie' Bielema

FULTON – Kathryn “Tootie” Bielema, 91, of Resthave Nursing and Retirement Home in Morrison, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. She had farmed with her husband in rural Morrison.

Kathryn was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Garden Plain Township, the daughter of John and Tessie (Norman) Zeeryp. She married Raymond W. “Ray” Bielema on Jan. 6, 1942, in Fulton. He preceded her in death on Oct. 15, 1984. She was a member of Spring Valley Reformed Church in Fulton.

Survivors include four daughters, Linda (Arnold) Damhoff of Morrison, Norma (Dean) Boehde of Clinton, Iowa, Debra (Larry) Tervelt of Loves Park, and Bonnie (John) Bauscher of Morrison; three sons, Ronald (Cheryl) Bielema of Canton, and Joe (Cindy) Bielema and John (Charlene) Bielema, both of Morrison; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Bielema of Fulton; 19 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Terry Bielema; one grandchild; one sister, Marian Rose; and two brothers, Harold Zeeryp, and one in infancy.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Fulton. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Spring Valley Reformed Church in Fulton, with the Rev. Ralph Beidler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Fulton Township Cemetery.

Memorials have been established to Spring Valley Reformed Church and Resthave Nursing and Retirement Home.

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