Kathelyn D. Vander Vinne
KATHELYN D. VANDER VINNE, 93, of Erie, IL, formerly of Morrison, IL, died Monday, October 21, 2019 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL.

Her funeral service will be at 2:00 PM Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, with Mr. Ken Renkes officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 24th at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Fulton Township Cemetery. Memorials to First Reformed Church in Fulton and Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling, IL have been established.

Kathelyn was born January 11, 1926 in Fulton to George R. and Dorcas H. (Hook) Foster. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools. On November 9, 1950 she married Paul Vander Vinne in Fulton. He died on July 21, 2003. Kathelyn was first employed by the Martin Hotel in Fulton. She then worked at the Rich Toy Company and the Clinton Garment Company, both in Clinton IA. She then farmed alongside her husband Paul in the rural Morrison, IL area. Later she went to work for General Electric Company in Morrison, retiring in 1986 after 24 years. She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Fulton. Kathelyn enjoyed collecting dolls and books. She was an avid reader; other than the Bible her favorite author was Karen Kingsbury.

Survivors include two daughters, Paulette (Frank) Walston of Fulton, IL and Debbie (Thomas) Pratt of Erie, IL; two sons, Gerry Vander Vinne of Morrison, IL and Paul (Pam) Vander Vinne of Morrison, IL; eleven grandchildren, Justin Walston, Weston (Amanda) Walston, Wayne (Monica) Walston, Travis Pratt, Charla (Shad) Wood, Alexis (Dylan) DeJonge, Mariah (fiancé Stephen Rudnicki) Pratt, Nathan (Kristine) Vander Vinne, Nicholas (Wren) Vander Vinne, Bridget (Mike) Domenighini, and Amanda (Nick) May; eight great grandchildren; three sisters, Dellamae Smith of Fulton, IL, Julie (Les) Dornbush of Fulton, IL and Gayla LaFleur of Des Moines, IA; one brother, Irvin Foster. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul.

To send online condolences go to www.bosmarenkes.com
Published on October 22, 2019


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