Wilma M. Van Tine, 99, of Stronghurst, formerly of Oquawka, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab, in Stronghurst. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at Gladstone United Methodist Church. Her family was present for a visitation one hour prior to the services at the church. Internment will be at the Biggsville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to either the Gladstone United Methodist Church or Hope Hospice, in Galesburg. Turnbull Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma M. Van Tine, 99, of Stronghurst, formerly of Oquawka, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab, in Stronghurst. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5 at Gladstone United Methodist Church. Her family was present for a visitation one hour prior to the services at the church. Internment will be at the Biggsville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to either the Gladstone United Methodist Church or Hope Hospice, in Galesburg. Turnbull Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilma was born July 28, 1917, in Gladstone, the daughter of William and Emma (Ricketts) Forgey. She was educated in the Biggsville School District and graduated from Biggsville High School. On Dec. 20, 1936, she married Roy E. Van Tine, in the Biggsville United Presbyterian Church and together they recently celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary.

Wilma was a full-time homemaker and mom. After raising her children, she did work outside the home at Clark’s Discount Store and Sickles Dry Cleaners, in Burlington, Iowa. She also worked in the cafeteria with the Gladstone Schools. She gave freely of her time as a volunteer at the Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab Center. Wilma loved to crochet, embroidery, quilt and teach others the craft of ceramics. She was a member of the Oquawka Order of Eastern Star. Her life was spent being a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Wilma is survived by her husband of 82 years, Roy; two daughters, Joan (Rusty) Puckett, of Prophetstown, and Karen Schulze, of Gladstone; one son, Terry (Billie) Van Tine, of Montecello; two foster children, Phyllis (Duane) Robb, of Mount Vernon; and Danny (Donna) Bielser, of Biggsville; seven grandchildren, Todd Puckett, Rhonda Ludwig, Denise Bigger, Darren Schulze, Jay Schulze, Dale Van Tine and LuAnn Knapp; and one sister, JoAnn Patterson. Also surviving are four foster grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three foster great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, George Forgey; and one son-in-law, Bob Schulze.