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“I just found out! Willard was always a great guy. I havent got to see him for a long time. Always looked forward for the next fun story he'd tell. I...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Randy Gerlach - Dixon, IL

“Sorry for your loss. Such a sweet man. Sending lots of love and prayers. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Danielle Zenaida - Sterling, IL

“Our sympathies go out to all of the family. Willard was one of the nicest people I have ever met. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Mike& Debbi Orlowski - Sterling, IL

“My sympathy and prayers for Phyllis and the entire family. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Irma Bland - Fulton, IL - Friend

“Go Rest High On That Mountain Uncle Willard. Always great memories of growing up, & having suppers at J&D Steakhouse with you & Aunt Mae & My Don...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Marcia Rus - Fulton - Family

“Sending Lots of Love and Prayers to Great Uncle Willard's Family! May he rest easy now and join my grandma and the rest of his loved ones in Heaven...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Diane Bush - Hampton, CT - Family

“My sympathy to the family of Uncle Willard ! He was my grandfather Johns brother and I have fond memories of him ! May he Rest In Peace ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Christine Rus - Minneapolis, MN

“Loved spending time with Willard, loved his sense of humor and listening to him play his harmonica. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Cherish LaMarche


Willard J. Huizenga
Willard J. Huizenga, 97, of Morrison, died Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Resthave Home, Morrison.
Willard was born May 25, 1922 in Erie the son of Anno and Rena (Heun) Huizenga. He married Ella Mae Bielema on October 6, 1943 in Erie. She preceded him in death on November 12, 1994. He later married Phyllis Pruis on June 6, 1998 in Fulton. Willard was a farmer for many years. He loved baseball and was an avid Cubs fan. Willard also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Huizenga of Morrison; daughters, Sandi Heffelfinger of Englewood, CO, Ruth (Tom) Hartman of Rock Falls and Marlene (Todd) Ashpole of Geneseo; son, Allan (Debbie) Huizenga of Morrison; one brother-in-law, Alvin "Bud" Wiersema of Morrison; nine grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ella Mae; his parents; sisters, Verna, Hazel, Norma, Rosemary and Wilma; and one brother, John Huizenga.
Visitation will be Monday, December 16 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1601 16th Avenue, in Fulton. The funeral will be Tuesday, December 17 at 10:00 AM at Spring Valley Reformed Church, rural Fulton, with Pastors Ralph Beidler, Shannon Parrish and Clyde Rensink co-officiating. Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Newton-Zion Reformed Church, Erie.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.