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SHORT, Wanda 1926-1999

SHORT, HOEKSTRA, HUISMAN, LAMB

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:06

Wanda Hoekstra Short, 73

Wanda Hoekstra Short, 73, of Lincoln, died of natural causes Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, where she had been a patient since August 16.

Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Salem Church of Lincoln. Rev. Richard Banzhaf officiated. Burial was in the Maple Hill Cemetery, rural Gladbrook. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Salem Church of Lincoln or the Lincoln AMVETS Auxiliary.

Wanda Wray Huisman was born on May 1, 1926, in Iowa Falls the daughter of Meint J. and Ellen Lamb Huisman. She grew up in Wellsburg and graduated from Wellsburg High School with the Class of 1944.

On August 15, 1945, she married Thomas C. Hoekstra. The couple made their home in the Wellsburg and Gladbrook areas. Mr. Hoekstra passed away in December, 1973. Wanda was employed at Plastronics in Grundy Center and retired from there in 1982.

On December 10, 1982, she married L. J. Short of Oskaloosa. They made their home in Oskaloosa until Mr. Short passed away in November 1984. Wanda returned to this area in 1985 when she moved to Lincoln.

She was a member of the Salem Church of Lincoln and had served on the church board of directors. She was a member of the AMVETS Auxiliary, Post #10, Lincoln. She had also been member and past president of the International Molders Union and was a lifelong activist of the Democratic Party.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters in infancy; two brothers, Herbert Huisman and Lester "Speck" Huisman; and her nephew, Michael Huisman.

Surviving are three daughters, Jackie Lauer of Wichita, KS, Patsy Hoekstra of Atlanta, GA and Bonnie Eggers of Ottumwa; four brothers, Eugene Huisman of Holland, Eldon Huisman of Sarasota, FL, Ralph Huisman of Wellsburg and Mayo "Mike" Huisman of Rapid City, SD; three grandchildren, Chuck Stepback, Sarah Howard and Bryan Lauer; and three great-grandchildren, Ashley, Lazlo and Taylor Wray.

Hand Funeral Home, Reinbeck, was in charge of the arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 August 1999, pg 3


 

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