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“Have many fond memories of Fred & Florence at the Jim Beams conventions, meetings and cruises with the seed companies. RIP Fred. ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: John & Kathe Vegter - friend

“Florence and family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Fred. You took good care of him Florence. My deepest sympathy, and I will...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lynda Haenni Cox - Sterling, IL

“Florence and family...Sorry to hear of Fred's passing. On vacation so we couldn't make it to visitiatiion. Shirley sends her condolences. She is...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Linda & Larey Blumhoff - Morrison, IL

“To Florence and Family , so sorry to hear that you have lost Fred. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Xxx ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Laurie Vos Goldsmith

“Fred was a friend to everyone. We have lots of memories of Fred & Florence from the old bowling alley. He will be missed. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Larry & Linda Vos - Prophetstown

“My memories go way back to Centerville days. You have our deepest sympathy. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Tony & Lorita (Heitzler) Ooyen

“Gene- So sorry to hear of your father's passing.K ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Renee Temple - Friend of gene

“Your at PEACE now GRANDPA. We will always treasure our AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL MEMORIES YOU LEFT WITH US. YOU WERE SOOOO LOVED BY SO MANY PEOPLE. WE...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Troy and Patti VanDeWostine - IL


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Fred W. VanDeWostine, age 88, of Prophetstown died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown.

Fred was born July 13, 1924 in Geneseo, the son of Fred B. and June (Bentley) VanDeWostine. He married Florence Brooks on August13, 1944 in Davenport, IA. Fred was a member of Leon United Methodist Church in Prophetstown and Geneseo Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed farming, collecting Jim Beam bottles, key chains, playing cards, and bowling.

Survivors include his wife; Florence of Prophetstown, one daughter; Sylvia (Jim) Lane of Rock Falls, three sons; Lyle (Becky) VanDeWostine of Prophetstown, Gene (Carol) VanDeWostine of Prophetstown, and Denny (Karen) VanDeWostine of Bettendorf, IA, one sister; Leah Abbit of East Moline, thirteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter; Shirley Toxqui, one sister, and two brothers.

Gathering will be from 4-7PM Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetstown, 46 Grove Street Rt. 78 North. Memorial service will be 2PM Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Brooks officiating. Burial follow at Leon Cemetery in Prophetstown.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Prophetstown, 310 Mosher Drive and Leon United Methodist Church, 17173 Lomax Road, Prophetstown, IL 61277.