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83, of Chino, passed away January 26, 2013 in Chino. She was born on April 12, 1929 in the Netherlands and resided there for 24 years. Connie grew up on a dairy farm near Leiden, Holland through the depression and WWII. Her family hid a Jewish boy from the Nazis in the attic of their home. After the war in 1952, the family immigrated to the USA, when Connie was engaged to Jack Luiten. He was unable to get a Visa for 2 years. Jack arrived in 1954 and they were married in Artesia, Ca. In 1956, they purchased a shop in Chino and started their business Luiten's Welding for 51 years until retiring in 1991. Today the business continues through their sons and grandsons. Connie attended business school in Leiden and was a parishioner of St. Margaret Mary Church in Chino, California. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her children Linda and Richard DeVuyst, Len and Michelle Luiten, Terry and Simon Bleeker, Rhonda and Tom Cornell and Jack and Carolyn Luiten. Connie is also survived by her 17 grandchildren Stephany, Julie, Richie, Jack, Justin, Jessica, Tommy, Simon, Serena, Lindsay, Joey, Stuart, Ryan, Ashley, Tyler, Katie, Matthew; and 4 great-grand- children Kylie, Max, KJ and Joey. Our most beloved mother, we love you so much and we will miss you always; you made us so happy and feel so special. Visitation hours will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, January 31, 2013 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Chino. A funeral mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2013 at the church. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Pomona. Contributions may be made in memory of Connie Luiten to City of Hope 1500 E. Duarte Rd, Duarte, Ca. Funeraria del Angel Pierce Bros Griffith, Chino, in charge of arrangements. www.funerariadelangelchino.com
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Jan. 30, 2013