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DELLA MAE DEELSNYDER, 89, of the Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton, IA; formerly of Fulton, IL, died Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Alverno.

Her funeral service will be at 10:30 am Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, officiated by Mr. Ken Renkes. Visitation will be from 4:00 7:00 PM Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Fulton Chapel. Burial will be in the Fulton Township Cemetery. Memorials to the Fulton Fire Protection District Ambulance and First Reformed Church Radio Broadcast have been established.

Della Mae was born December 29, 1927 in Garden Plain Township, Whiteside County, IL, to Joe G. and Minnie (Jaarsema) Ottens. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade school. On October 20, 1949 she married Allen E. Deelsnyder in Morrison, IL. He died December 21, 2015. Della Mae was a homemaker. She was a charter member of the former Trinity Reformed Church in Fulton, IL and the churchs Priscilla Circle. She enjoyed baking, sewing and gardening, and most of all spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Keller of Fulton, IL, Lynne Hamilton of Coal Valley, IL, and Joyce (Eric) Vroman of Seneca, IL; seven grandchildren, Chad (Jennifer) Keller, Kimberly Keller, Benjamin Hamilton, Kara Hamilton, Heather Vroman, Taylor Vroman, Amber Vroman; three great grandchildren, Cassie, Mia, Lucas Keller; two sisters, Luella Buis of Morrison, IL and Betty (Donald) Matthew of Indio, CA; one brother, Harvey Ottens of Morrison, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gary Deelsnyder; one son-in-law, Gary Keller; four sisters, Pauline Ottens, Katherine Bielema, Johanna Vegter, and Jessie Dykema ; three brothers, David Ottens, LaVerne Ottens and Gerald Ottens.

To send online condolences go to www.bosmarenkes.com
Published on September 3, 2017
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