HELEN AMPTMEYER THORNTON, IL Helen Amptmeyer (nee Hoekstra), age 85, passed away January 28, 2008. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter Amptmeyer; devoted mother of Russell (Karin) Amptmeyer, Beverly (James) Stokes, Betty (late Kenneth) Schlosser, Lori (Tom) Bjes and the late Bob (Debbie) Amptmeyer; proud grandmother of eight; great grandmother of four; dearest sister of Winifred (late John) VanderMay, Ruth (late Owen) Hoffman, late Betty (late Ted Dubois and late Herb) Heckerman; late Jeannette (late Herman) Veltman and the late John T. Hoekstra, Jr.; fond aunt of several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street (Rt. 6/159th Street), South Holland, IL with Rev. Paul W. Eldridge officiating. Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, IL. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 30, 2008 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. For further information, call (708) 333-7000 or: smitsfuneralhomes.com
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Published in The Times on Jan. 29, 2008