The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 24, 2013

Elaine R. Sikkema

Clinton Herald

FULTON, Ill. — Jan. 14, 1929 - Jan. 22, 2013

Elaine R. Sikkema, 84, of Fulton, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at her home.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. The Rev. Scott Stephan, pastor of Second Reformed Church in Fulton, will officiate.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Private interment of cremains will be in Fulton Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice and Second Reformed Church in Fulton.

She was born January 14, 1929, in Clinton, Iowa, to Jacob and Grace (Vogel) Balk.

Elaine was educated in the Fulton Christian Grade School and was a 1946 graduate of Fulton High School.

She married Lawrence A. Sikkema on May 5, 1950, in Fulton; he survives.

Elaine worked with her husband, Larry, in their store, Sikkema Appliance and TV in Fulton.

Elaine was a lifetime member of Second Reformed Church in Fulton and active in church choir, Christian Endeavor, Coffee Break and Reformed Church Women Ministries. She was also a member of the Harbor Crest Nursing Home Auxiliary, a Red Cross volunteer for over 25 years and served as a Girl Scout leader. Elaine and husband, Larry, were named as Fulton Dutch Days grand marshals. Her whole life centered on her family and the grandchildren who she adored.

Survivors include her husband, Larry; one son, Doug (Alice) Sikkema of Chattanooga, TN; three grandchildren: Jordan Sikkema; Taryn (Ryan) Ball; Kendra Sikkema; and one great-granddaughter, Matalynn Ball.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.

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Death date: Jan. 22, 2013