March 19, 1923 – April 4, 2019
Willemina Feikema was born on March 19, 1923 and passed away on April 4, 2019.
- Visitation Friday, April 12, 2019
- Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2019
April 9, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Willie's unexpected passing. She was a darling, upbeat, hard-working, highly intelligent, and very caring person, and we were lucky to have a chance to get to know her at least a little bit over many decades. I never met a relative or non-relative who didn't get a kick out of spending even a short time with her.
And to her dear family: daughters, sons, grandchildren, and cousins -- we send our warmest greetings and condolences. If I may quote what my father's beloved Aunt Kathryn wrote in my BIBLE when I was a little girl - we are hoping that for you and for all those you love - that "Wherever you go, whatever you do, may God's arms be about you."
Freya, Tom, Bly and Rowan Manfred/Pope
Coby Feikema LaVenture
April 8, 2019
I have many memories of my dear Aunt Willie from our visits to see my dad's( Floyd Feikema) two brothers- Uncle John and Uncle Abben and there families on a couple of a road trips to California in the 1960s all the way from Minnesota. Aunt Willie took my sister ( Debbie) and me to the Pacific Ocean beach along with Linda, Marilyn, Frank and John, for a picnic. Debbie and I were from Minnesota and had never seen an ocean! Aunt Willie packed lunch for all of us, loaded all the kids in the car and off we headed to spend the day at the beach. It was really magical for two midwestern girls. She also help me understand that I could get sunburned even though it was an overcast day. She brought some sort of sunscreen and none of us blond, blue eyed kids got sunburned! I remember lots of sand, surf, sandwiches and fun. More recently, I was able to reconnect with Aunt Willie when she came to Minnesota in 2012 with Frank and Trudy and John and Dawn for the Frederick Manfred centennial, Then again, I was able to attend her 90th birthday party at her retirement home where I was able to see Linda, Marilyn, Frank and John and meet their children and then again my most recent visit with her was in 2015. Abby Feikema Hansen hosted a luncheon at her home, with her daughter Heather, her sister Jeri Feikema Edelbrock and Marlene Feikema. Dawn and Trudy brought Aunt Willie. We all had a lovely time. Aunt Willie and I have exchanged many Christmas cards over the years and we both liked learning about our Dutch Heritage and I loved reading her extensive genealogy work. She was an amazing woman and I am so grateful she was part of my life. My sincere sympathies for your loss. Love, Coby Feikema LaVenture