Sietsema, Orrin "Bud"Orrin L. “Bud” Sietsema, age 87, formerly of Jenison, passed away peacefully into the arms of Jesus on April 22, 2013 and joins his wife of 52 years, Thressa, who preceded him in death in 2007. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Arlene Salik, Karen Sietsema, Ruth Garcia; grandchildren, Gervacio Lee Garcia, Brianna Maria Garcia, Matthew John Salik; sisters, Lois Wigger, Joy Kulikamp, Dora Vander Hulst; brother, Stephen (Sue) Sietsema; several nieces and nephews. Bud was a kind and caring man who loved and cherished his family, especially his grandchildren. He had a love of music and enjoyed singing with the Rosewood Singing Men. He retired from Steelcase after 25 years of faithful service. Bud enjoyed woodworking and camping, and he was blessed with the ability to strike up a conversation with anyone he met. He supported his children’s school activities and was active in the Jenison Band Boosters for many years. Funeral services will be held on Friday 1pm at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf (Grandville), 4145 Chicago Dr., with Rev. Howard Moths officiating. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family on Friday from 12-1 pm at the funeral home prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Rosewood Reformed Church Benevolence Fund or Caledonia CRC Benevolence Fund.
Orrin "Bud" Sietsema April 26, 2013