Katie Wiersma, 91, of rural Markesan, went to her Heavenly home on Wednesday, June 11, 2014.
Katie was born in Cambria on April 16, 1923, the daughter of John T. and Annie Vander Meulen Westra. On June 17, 1943 Katie married John E. Wiersma. The couple farmed west of Manchester all of their married life. Katie drove school bus for several years for the Markesan School District. She was a member of Friesland First Reformed Church. She found great joy in knitting, sewing, crocheting, baking, and cooking for her family and friends.
Katie is survived by five children: Anna (Norris) Bresser of Cambria, Elizabeth (George) Scheuers of Waupun, Edwin (Gale) Wiersma of Markesan, Joyce (Keith) Kovalaske of Van Dyne, and LoriAnn (Randy) Flier of Waupun; grandchildren: Andrea (Scott) Halbersma, Jennifer (Mike) Britt, Jonathan (Jenny) Scheuers, Suzanne (Clint) Wendt, Jill (Steve) Renner, Christina (Mike) Graves, Janet Kovalaske, Casey Kovalaske, Katie (BJ) DeMaa, Kimberly (Derek) DeMaa, and Scott (Amanda Barsch) Flier; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; and further survived by many relatives and friends.
Katie was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Wiersma in 2002; seven brothers; and four sisters.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Friesland First Reformed Church Family Center and on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Funeral services for Katie Wiersma will be held Monday, June 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Friesland First Reformed Church in Friesland with Pastor Randy Quade officiating.
Burial will follow at Friesland Cemetery.