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Dale Henry Gritter

Dale Henry Gritter, age 67, of Grand Rapids, entered his heavenly home on May 14, 2019.  Despite having Down Syndrome, Dale was able to express his faith, “Jesus died for people like me too.  When I get to heaven, I will be like everyone else!” He now celebrates a new life in heaven with his parents, Henry and Christine Gritter. He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Ellen (Burton) Wolters, Joyce (Robert) Cronin, Margaret Houskamp; several nieces and nephews. The family thanks the staff of the Christian Rest Home and Thresholds Inc. for their concern and loving care. Funeral services will be held 11 am Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, with Rev. John Steigenga officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Saturday from 10 to 11 am at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Rest Home.


  1. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16. I was Dale’s roommate at the Christian Rest Home and he was a wonderful partner. My condolences to the family.

    - Art Haadsma

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