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Myrna L. Oudekerk

July 23, 1935 — April 12, 2018

Myrna L. Oudekerk

Myrna L. Oudekerk, 82, of Forest City, died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, 636 N. Best Street, Forest City, Iowa with Pastor Doug Farrell officiating.

Visitation will be held Monday, April 16, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. at Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 N. Clark Street, Forest City, Iowa.

Burial will be held at Madison Township Cemetery in Forest City.

Myrna L. Oudekerk was born July 23, 1935 in Forest City, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Hazel (Peters) Holcomb. She attended and graduated from Forest City High School. Myrna accepted the Lord in 1945 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Forest City. She was married to Ralph Oudekerk on June 19, 1954 and to this union, four children were born, Terry, Steven, Cindy and Chad. Her and Ralph farmed in the Crystal Lake area, Myrna worked at A & W Restaurant for 36 years and the Forest City Good Samaritan Center for 18 years.
Myrna loved to travel, especially her trips to Holland and Belgium. She also enjoyed the trips up north and road trips with her niece Connie. She also enjoyed having coffee with her friends and the many family gatherings through the years. She was a long-time member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Her most enjoyment was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Myrna will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Myrna is survived by her children, Terry (Loretta) Oudekerk, Steven Oudekerk (Joyce Henning), Cindy (Tony) Reineke and daughter-in-law, Mary Oudekerk; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Gordon Oudekerk and Albert Oudekerk and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph Oudekerk in 1999; son, Chad Oudekerk in 2012; daughter-in-law, Kim Oudekerk; great-granddaughter, Jasmine Oudekerk and siblings, Milo Holcomb, Kenneth Holcomb, Sharon Thompson, Geneva Merchant, Ila Oudekerk and Fern Johnson.
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Monday, April 16, 2018

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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