Stella (Kooi) DeBoer

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STELLA DE BOER (NEE KOOI) CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL Stella DeBoer (nee Kooi), age 76 of Chicago Heights, IL, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012. Beloved wife of John; loving mother of John (Sandra) DeBoer, Debra (Greg) Kikkert, and Brian (Lisa) DeBoer; devoted grandmother of 10; and great-grandmother of five; dear sister of Christine (Marv) Spender, Barney (late Virginia) Kooi, Bill (Lorraine) Kooi, Benny (Dorothy) Kooi, and Albert (Judy) Kooi; and aunt to many nephews and nieces. Mrs. DeBoer was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ken Terpstra. Visitation on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 3:00-8:00 PM at the Trinity Reformed Church, 8411 Columbia Avenue, Munster, IN. Funeral Service, Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Reformed Church with Rev. Rich Bawinkel officiating. Private burial prior to the funeral service at Oak Ridge Cemetery - Lansing, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial Contributions may be given to Hospice of the Calumet Area. Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane (Rt. 30 and Pleasant Springs Lane) Dyer, IN. For further information, please contact 219-322- 7300 or visit our online obituary and guest book at


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Published in The Times from Dec. 24 to Dec. 25, 2012