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Jennie Zylstra June 11, 1918 - Sept. 10, 2008

PRINSBURG -- Jennie Zylstra, 90, of Prinsburg, died Wednesday at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg. Burial will be in the Holland Township Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg and one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born June 11, 1918, in Edwards Township, Kandiyohi County, to William and Maggie (Stob) Strootman. She attended Prinsburg Christian School through eighth grade and Raymond Public School for ninth grade.

On March 28, 1941, she married Simon Zylstra and they lived and farmed in the Prinsburg area. In 1972, she graduated from Willmar Community College and worked as a nurse at Bethesda Pleasantview Nursing Home in Willmar from 1972 until 1988. She was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg.

She is survived by five daughters, Norma (and LeMar) Van Heuveln of Larchwood, Iowa, Rosemary (and Al) Vegter of Orange City, Iowa, Helen (and Merlyn) Beekman of Raymond, Carmen (and Bob) Edelen of Arvada, Colo., and Bonnie (and Daryl) Hoogeveen of Willmar; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a brother: John (and Carol) Strootman of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister: Bernice Berghuis of Willmar.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996, two great-grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters.