ONARGA — Clarence H. Kuipers, 98, of Onarga, grandfather of a Paxton resident, died Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Piper City Rehab & Living Center.
Public visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga. Private family graveside services will be held at the Onarga Cemetery with the Rev. Connie Moodie officiating.
Mr. Kuipers was born Dec. 30, 1920, in Danforth, the son of Joe E. and Ella (Hemp) Kuipers. He married Margaret M. Fearington on Feb. 20, 1943, in Danforth, and she died April 22, 1999.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Merle and Wilbur; and one grandson, Kyle Kuipers.
Surviving are one son, Greg (Kathy) Kuipers of Onarga; two grandchildren, Kyla (Ron) DeOrnellas of Paxton and Trever (Krista) Kuipers of LeRoy; four great-grandchildren, Maddison and Kempton DeOrnellas of Paxton and Claire and Kelson Kuipers of LeRoy; one step-great-grandchild, Casey DeOrnellas of Paxton; one brother, Marvin Kuipers of Danforth; and two sisters, Devanna (Marshall) Hurt of Gilman and Caroline (Robert) Patterson of California.
Mr. Kuipers was a member of the Onarga Methodist Church, having served as trustee and on various boards for the church. He was a farmer in the Gilman and Onarga area and enjoyed raising Angus cattle for many years. He was a member of the American Angus Association and enjoyed attending various Angus cattle shows. He was the beef superintendent at the Iroquois County Fair and a 4-H leader for many years.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or an organization of the donor’s choice.
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