Annette Wiersema


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Posted Online: April 27, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Annette J. Hook Wiersema, 82, of East Moline, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at her home.
At Annette's request, her body will be cremated. Memorial services are at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at First Baptist Church, Colona. Inurnment will be in Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Beacon of Hope Hospice.
Annette Hook was born on Jan. 10, 1931, in Morrison, the daughter of Sikka and Gertrude Newendyke Hook. She married Harold A Wiersema in 1950. He died in 1994. Annette had worked at various places including General Electric. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Anette loved her church and was a gospel music singer.
Survivors include her children (spouses), Bonnie (Steve) O'Brien, Rock Island, Vicky (Ron) Schlotfeldt, Joslin, Jane Young, Port Byron, Dave Wiersema, Bend, Ore., Debra (Kim) Rosenberg, Port Byron, Randy Wiersema, East Moline and Toby (Angie) Wiersema, Silvis; 38 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Raymond, (Darlene) Hook, Morrison. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her son, Ricky; sister, Dorothy; brother, Alvin; and great-granddaughter, Megan O'Brien.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.












 



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