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Arend Bolthouse

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AREND W. BOLTHOUSE, 85 WINNEBAGO - Arend W. Bolthouse, 85, of Winnebago, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was born in rural Oregon, IL on October 22, 1928, son of John and Mamie (Black) Bolthouse. He was married on August 15, 1949, to Joyce C. Palmer by the Rev. Ralph Jones of the Seward M.E. Church. He worked at Greenlee Brothers in Rockford for 14 years; retired as the Night Supervisor at Kent Feeds in New Milford after 21 years; and raised hogs. His last job, or his "best job" as he called it, was the 10 years he worked at the Winnebago Super Wash. Arend is lovingly survived by his wife of 64 1/2 years, Joyce; sons, Karlton (Joan) Bolthouse of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Grady (Linda) Bolthouse of Winnebago; daughter, Susan (Robert) King of Winnebago; grandchildren, Sarah (John) Vernon of Henrico, Virginia, Arend Bolthouse of Nashville, Tennessee, Spencer Bolthouse of Fredericksburg, Jared (Stephanie) King of Rockford, Forde King of Waldorf, Maryland, Charlotte (Zachary) Bartelt of Rockford, and Dale Bolthouse of Chicago; great-grandchildren, Laurel, Elise, Adeline and Clara Vernon; Coby, Addison, Avery and Emmerson King; and Kaylee and Cole King; sisters, Donna Johnson of Byron, and Margery Croy of Dunedin, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arend was predeceased by his parents; his brother John, who died in the battle of Tarawa; his sisters, Clara Beach of Oregon, Lucille Mathews of Byron, Martha Heather of Dixon, and infant sister, Anna Bolthouse; and his infant granddaughter, Clarissa King. He enjoyed attending farm auctions, working with his hogs and reading, especially books by James Patterson. Arend was an active member of the Winnebago United Methodist Church. Cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014, in the Winnebago UMC, 213 S. Elida St., to be followed by a Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Warner (ret.) will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61102 or to the Special Olympics of Illinois, 605 E. Willow St., Normal, IL 61761. The Bolthouse family wishes to express its sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Craig Rogers and to the staff of Visiting Nurses Association Hospice. Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family. To extend condolences go to Cremation-Society.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2014
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