|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1932|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 2013|
QHW-Sept. 4, 2013
Obit. of Helen L. Bontjes
URSA, Ill.-Helen L. Bontjes, 80, of Springfield, formerly of Ursa, died Monday (Sept. 2, 2013) in Farmer City.
She was born on Dec. 7, 1932, in Ursa, a daughter of William Perry and Marjorie Miller. She married Harold Bontjes of June 7, 1972, in Springfield, and he died on Aug. 30, 2012.
Helen retired as the head bookkeeper for the Land of Lincoln Bank in Springfield in 1986.
She participated in two Springfield bowling leagues and loved going to antique auctions in central Illinois along with her husband, Harold. Helen enjoyed big band music and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan, cheering on Ryne Sandberg and Andre Dawson.
Mrs. Bontjes is survived by her daughter, Stacey (Eric) Sheff of Farmer City; her son, Eliot Oitker of Springfield; four grandchildren, Daniel Sheff of Urbana, Matthew Sheff of Bloomington, Tristan (Michelle) Oitker of Auburn, and Ryne C. (Lindsey) Oitker of Springfield; and six great-grandchildren, Daltyn, Taylor, Emma, Madison, Peyton, and Trinity.
SERVICES: 1 p.m. Friday in the Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen, Springfield, with burial to follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana.
MEMORIALS: Donor's choice.
ARRANGEMENTS: Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Springfield.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.
Harold Bontjes (1936 - 2012)
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Created by: AGS
Record added: Sep 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116568716
Added: Sep. 5, 2013