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Anna Marie Medema (1942-2017)


Posted By: volunteer (email)
Date: 5/19/2017 at 11:32:49

Anna Marie Medema, age 75 of Rock Rapids, IA died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Rock Rapids Health Centre in Rock Rapids, IA.
Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Friday, May 19th at the First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, IA.
 Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids, IA.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 18th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with family present from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Jurrens Funeral Home in Rock Rapids.
Anna Marie Medema was born February 25, 1942 in Rock Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Antone “Tony” and Pearl (Boeve) Medema. Her father nicknamed her “Tubby” because she was a preemie. She was raised in Rock Rapids and attended Central Lyon Community Schools. She graduated in 1960.
After her education, Anna Marie did a variety jobs for the community, such as babysitting, ironing and folding church bulletins for church. She lived with grandfather and cared for him following her grandmother’s death. She later did the same for her parents, Tony and Pearl Medema.
In 2003 Anna Marie became a resident at Good Samaritan in George, IA. She remained there until February of 2013, when she moved back to Rocky to be closer to her sister Jane, and entered the Rock Rapids Health Centre. She remained living there until this past Wednesday, May 17, 2017, where she died at the age of 75
Anna Marie was a member of First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids. She was active with Bible Circle, the Bell Choir at Good Samaritan and Rock Rapids Health Centre. She loved to help where ever needed. As a young girl, she and her sister Jane went to the Rapids Theatre where they saw “Jail House Rock”. From that point on, she became an “Elvis Fan” and collected many Elvis memorabilia. She enjoyed trips, fishing, birthday parties, reading books and sitting on the porch watching nature, especially butterflies. Most of all, Anna Marie’s niece and nephews were very important to her.
She will be remembered as a loving person who, even though disabilities prevented her from doing certain things, she made the most of life and did so with a servant’s heart!
She is survived by her sister, Jane Baker of Rock Rapids, IA; uncle, Hank (Helen) Boeve of Rock Rapids, IA; niece, Val Sneller of Doon, IA; two nephews, Brian (Sherry) Baker and Brad (Stephanie) Baker, both of Rock Rapids, IA; eight great-nieces and nephews; three great-great-nieces and nephews; and several extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tony and Pearl Medema; grandparents, John and Effie Boeve; brother-in-law, Willis Baker; nephew, Edwin Sneller; two uncles & aunts, Lorin & Gertie Brown and Dick & Gertie Boeve.

From Jurrans Funeral Home


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