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Beulah Statema


Beulah Statema, 90, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Friday, August 07, 2015 at Fellowship Village at Inwood, Iowa. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvin Christian Reformed Church at Rock Valley with Rev. Gideon Wamala officiating. Interment will be prior to the service at Valley View Cemetery at Rock Valley. There will be a family prayer service on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home at Rock Valley. Visitation, with family present, will be held Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Porter Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Condolences may be left for the family at www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Beulah Margaret Statema, daughter of Peter and Leafy (Brown) Bonnema, was born on June 25, 1925 near Lebanon, Iowa. Beulah was united in marriage with Clarence Statema on April 4, 1946 at Ireton, Iowa. To this union, two sons were born; Gene and Darrel. Beulah also became a mother to her three nieces, Mary, Lavonne, and Barb, when her brother, Elmer, moved in with the Statema family for a year. Clarence and Beulah lived in various places, but they spent the last years of their lives in Rock Valley, Iowa, residing at Four Seasons. Clarence passed away on September 27, 2011. On May 1, 2015, Beulah became a resident at Fellowship Village in Inwood, Iowa.

Beulah was a homemaker and loved to cook and sew. She made many beautiful quilts for her children and grandchildren. Beulah enjoyed spending time with her boys and their wives, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She liked putting puzzles together and playing games with her friends and family.

Beulah is survived by her two sons, Gene (Karen) Statema of Rock Valley and Darrel (Tiletta) Statema of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 7 grandchildren, Jason (Becky) Statema; Jamison (Julie) Statema; Dan (Karla) Statema; Ben (Ashley) Statema; Susan (John) Kooi; Laura (Shawn) Van Zee; and Nanci (Brad) Grevengoed; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers, Elmer (Artie) Bonnema of Sioux Center, Iowa and Harold (Millie) Bonnema of Seal Beach, California; and five sisters-in-law, Geneva (William) Burggraaf of Rock Valley; Priscilla (Otto) Huizinga of Orange City, Iowa; Iola Statema of Zeeland, Michigan; Bertha Statema of Ireton, Iowa; and Gertie Bonnema of Sioux Center, Iowa.

Beulah was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; parents, Peter and Leafy Bonnema; three brothers, Ralph, Lawrence, and Melvin Bonnema; and sister, Mae Fedders.

Visitation

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ,Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley
1704 15th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

Prayer Service

9:30 a.m. ,Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Porter Funeral Home ~ Rock Valley
1704 15th Street Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

Memorial Service

11:00 a.m. ,Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Calvin Christian Reformed Church
1804 17th Avenue Rock Valley, Iowa, Sioux 51247

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