Winnifred L. Terpstra, Formerly of Beloit, WI

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

October 26, 1929 - October 19, 2017

Winnifred L. Terpstra, 87, a former resident of Beloit, died Thursday at Beloit Health and Rehabilitation Center. Winnifred was born on October 26, 1929 in Orfordville, the daughter of Johannes and Neeltje “Nellie” (Dijkstra) Terpstra. Following high school, Winnifred attended Milton College. She was formerly employed by Gibbs Manufacturing Company in Janesville until she retired. In addition to residing in Beloit, Winnifred formerly lived in Shopiere, Orfordville and Janesville. She loved to travel, animals, especially cats, sewing, crafts and reading.

Survivors include her sister-in-law, Dorothy Terpstra; nieces and nephews: Alan Terpstra, Keith Terpstra, Diane (Ray) Quale, Karen (Mark) Thompson, Kristine (Steve) Hawkins, David (Peggy Sue) Terpstra, John (Suzanne) Lyhus, Juanita Weeks; several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Anne Lyhus; her brothers, Peter Terpstra and John Terpstra.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Shopiere Cemetery. Rev. Lee Meissner will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, October 27th at Henke-Clarson Funeral Home, 1010 North Wright Road, Janesville.

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