Erna Vossekuil, 94, of Waupun, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Waupun.
Erna was born April 23, 1924 in Fairwater, the daughter of Henry and Leona Luther Vande Slunt. On October 25, 1945 she married Bernard Vossekuil at Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon. During Erna’s younger years she worked at National Rivet, Ideal Shoe Factory, and Teeples Shoe Factory, all in Waupun. Following her marriage to Bernard, they farmed in the town of Chester and moved to Waupun in 1987. Erna was a member of Grace United Reformed Church in Waupun. Erna’s hobbies were sewing and quilting for the grandchildren.
Erna is survived by her husband, Bernard Vossekuil; their children: Barbara (Berwyn) Westra of Beaver Dam, Elayne (Wilbur) Van Buren of Waupun, Kathleen (Randall) Smedema of Cambria, Jeffrey (Diane) Vossekuil of Muscoda; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 brother: Leroy (Janet) Vande Slunt of Waupun; 2 sisters:
Adeline (Marvin) Jahns of Brandon, and Marge Vande Streek of Waupun; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Harriet Westra and Alice Gilbertson; 3 brothers: Delmar Vande Slunt, Howard Vande Slunt, and Donald Vande Slunt.
Funeral services for Erna Vossekuil will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Alvin Venhuizen officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in the town of Trenton. Friends and relatives of Erna Vossekuil may call on the family on Saturday at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
The family requests memorials be directed towards Generations Hospice.
The family wishes to thank Prairie Ridge Assisted Living and Generations Hospice for the wonderful care given to Erna.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.