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Clara Oostema

August 19, 1925 – July 29, 2017

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Clara Oostema


POSTED August 2, 2017 4:21 p.m.

Clara Oostema, 91, entered into rest on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Ripon, CA. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL, and lived in Modesto for 58 years before moving to Ripon where she resided for the past 13 years. 
   Clara is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Bernard Oostema, her daughter, Carol Zuidema, granddaughter, Lauri Zuidema, brother, John Klein and parents, Bert and Anna Klein.
   She is survived by her children, Bud (Betha) Oostema, Modesto, Judy (Dennis) Lucas, Modesto, Roger (Marilyn) Oostema, Riverbank, Kristie (Mike) Sanny, Ripon, Sandra (Richard) Poot, Salem, OR and her son-in-law, Ben Zuidema, Modesto. She is also survived by her sister Anjean (James) Hofland, sister-in-law, Johanna Klein as well as 19 grandchildren, and 24 great- grandchildren.
   Clara enjoyed being involved in her church attending Bible studies and many activities. Some of her hobbies included ceramics, crocheting and gardening, she was a beloved mother and Nana and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
   Franklin & Downs is honored to be serving the Oostema Family. A visitation is scheduled for Friday, August 4, 2017 from 4:00–7:00  p.m. at Franklin & Downs McHenry Chapel, 1050 McHenry Ave. in Modesto. A graveside service will be on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave. in Hughson. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Modesto Christian Reformed Church, 2620 College Ave. in Modesto. Remembrances in Clara’s name may be made to Bethany Christian Services, 3048 Hahn Dr., Modesto, CA 95350 or Bethany Home Foundation, 930 W. Main St., Ripon, CA 95366.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, August 3, 2017

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