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Ethel VanDeWoestyne

December 19, 1926 ~ May 9, 2020 (age 93)


Ethel VanDeWoestyne, 93, of Silvis, passed away, Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.

A private family service will be held at Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd. Moline Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10 a.m.  Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline.  Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd. is assisting the family.

The service will be streamed live on our Facebook page

Ethel Ferkel was born on December 19, 1926 in Rock Island, the daughter of Arthur and Bertha (Hendricks) Ferkel.  Ethel married Charles H. VanDeWoestyne September 27, 1963 in Silvis, he preceded her in 1993.  She was a homemaker and loved to travel and cook.  She had many joys in life one of them was dancing and another was playing shuffleboard for 28 years in the Q.C.

Survivors include her son; William H. VanDeWoestyne, grandson; Cole VanDeWoestyne, siblings; Janice Rowan, Rose Ann (Gene) Walters, Donald (Nancy) Ferkel.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; siblings; Russell, Wallace, LeRoy, Ronald, Clifford, Alberta, Evelyn, Leona, Delores, and Shirley.

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