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DONNA, Texas – Robert C. Joosten, 87, of Donna and formerly of Woodstock, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

He was born on May 6, 1934, in Rudolph, Wis., to Chris and Elizabeth Hartjes Joosten. He married Helen Meyer on June 29, 1968.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and served on the USS New Jersey. He retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Woodstock, in 1987.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Helen; his children, Sandra Joosten, Robert L. (Carolyn) Joosten, Jacqueline (David) Hagberg, Diane (Brian) Simek, Tim (Debbie) Joosten and Philip Joosten; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; his brothers, James and John; and his sisters, Alma Hilt, Delma Bertram, Joyce Venchunas and Judy Lasley.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Cordula; his brothers, Sylvester and Norman; his sisters, Anita Sternot and Marion Weiss; and a daughter, Jolinda Wall.

Jolinda Wall, 52, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and formerly of Woodstock, died Sunday, Dec. 26 2010, in St. Petersburg, Fla.

She was born Jan. 25, 1958, in Harvard.

She is survived by her mother, Helen Joosten; three children, Jennifer Toewe, Jacob and Thomas Kuhn; Jennifer's three sons, Jacob, Gabriel and Brandon; three sisters; and three brothers.

A memorial service for both Robert C. Joosten and Jolinda Joosten Wall will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock. Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.
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