FULTON, Ill. — Lena R. Barsema, 95, of Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton, IL, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton, IL.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. The Rev. Wendell Davelaar, pastor of First Christian Reformed Church in Fulton, IL, will be officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, IL.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Reformed Church, Fulton, IL, and Ebenezer Reformed Church, Morrison, IL.

She was born September 15, 1913, in Morrison, IL, to Richard H. and Rika (Brilstra) Brackemyer.

She was educated in rural Whiteside County grade schools.

She married Cornelius Barsema on September 26, 1946, in Morrison, IL; he died January 18, 1962. She then married Milton J. Barsema on August 24, 1962, in Morrison, IL; he died September 6, 1984.

She was employed by the former Rich’s Toy Factory, private housekeeper and also worked at Volkmann’s Furniture Factory, Morrison, IL.

She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church, Fulton, IL. Lena enjoyed arts and crafts, sewing and was a loving grandmother.

Survivors include one son, Richard K. (Joan) Barsema of Thomson, IL; two granddaughters, Rana Sue Barsema (Steve Jones), Christine Lynn (Fred) Reedy; three stepdaughters, Florence (Richard) Kreis of Beach Park, IL, Dorothy (A.L. “Bud”) Wells of St. Cloud, FL, and Shirley (Kenneth) Bierman of Fulton, IL; ten stepgrandchildren, Larry Kreis, Kevin Kreis, Merlin Kreis; Garald Wells, Gordon Wells; Everett Barsema, David Barsema, Deborah Stelter, Lori Staggs; James J. Bierman; and one brother, Richard J. Brackemyer of Morrison, IL.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands; one stepson, Vernon Barsema; one sister, Jane Vanderlaan; four brothers, Henry, Raymond, Jacob and Robert Brackemyer.

To send online condolences go to www.bosmarenkes.com.

Death date: March 22, 2009#