LaWana M. VanDeWoestyne, 82, a resident at Hillcrest Home, in Geneseo, formerly of Colona, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Hillcrest Home. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Colona. The Rev. Peter Zorjan will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, in East Moline. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at Vandemore Funeral Home, in Geneseo, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Memorials may be left to the LaWana VanDeWoestyne Memorial Fund.

LaWana M. VanDeWoestyne, 82, a resident at Hillcrest Home, in Geneseo, formerly of Colona, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Hillcrest Home. A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Colona. The Rev. Peter Zorjan will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, in East Moline. A visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at Vandemore Funeral Home, in Geneseo, where a rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Memorials may be left to the LaWana VanDeWoestyne Memorial Fund.

LaWana was born Dec. 25, 1934, in Perryville, Mo., the daughter of Floyd and Florence (Pecaut) Sutterer. She attended Alleman High School. LaWana was united in marriage to David C. VanDeWoestyne on May 16, 1953, in East Moline. David preceded her in death in 2010. Together, the owned and operated Dave’s Apple Orchard, in Colona, for many years. LaWana was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society at St. Patrick Church, in Colona. She loved to play bingo, tend to her flower and vegetable gardens, and most of all, LaWana loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Michael (Patti) VanDeWoestyne, of East Moline; Jack (Toni) VanDeWoestyne, of Amboy; Mark (Tracey) VanDeWoestyne, of Browntown, Wis.; Andy (Kathleen) VanDeWoestyne, of Durand; and Keith VanDeWoestyne, of Rosco; and her daughters, Brenda (Mike) DeKezel, of Colona; Vickie (Joe) Francis, of Burleson, Texas; Janice (Mark) Giesler, of Erie; and Linda (Steve) Raney, of Moline. She has 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. LaWana also is survived by her sisters, Doris Williams, of East Moline; and Dorothy (Bud) Melton, of Washington, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill Sutterer; and by her great-grandson, Conner.