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ELMER OOSTENRYK, 78, of Fulton, IL, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at his home.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM Friday, June 30, 2017 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, with Rev. Philip Stel, pastor of First Christian Reformed Church in Fulton officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 7:00 PM Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be in Cottonwood Cemetery Morrison, IL. Memorials to First Christian Reformed Church and Harbor Crest Nursing Home have been established.

Elmer was born August 5, 1938, in Morrison, IL, to Lloyd A. and Etta (Bielema) Oostenryk. He was educated in the Lincoln Grade School of rural Whiteside County and was a 1956 graduate of Morrison High School. Elmer farmed in the rural Morrison area, and had various truck driving jobs. He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Fulton and was on the Harbor Crest Board of Directors. Elmer also coached womens softball in Morrison for many years. He loved his dogs, Punky, Coco, Chico, Bella and Dottie. Elmer was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan.

Survivors include two daughters, Sonja (Ted) Swanson of Albany, IL and Rhonda (Larry Ridenour) Oostenryk of Davenport, IA; four sons, Brian (Mary) Oostenryk of Morrison, Rodney (Shelia) Oostenryk of Savanna, IL, Jason (Carmen) Oostenryk of Davenport and Aaron (Karen) Oostenryk of Morrison; nineteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Jean A. Swan of Morrison, Janice L. (William) Gengenbach of Mt. Carroll, IL, and Alice R. (Forrest) Steele of Princeton, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

To send online condolences go to www.bosmarenkes.com
Published on June 27, 2017
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