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Betty I. Groelsma

Betty Groelsma, age 82, of Grand Rapids, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah Abbott; brother, Alan Polmanteer.  Betty will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 61 years, Kenneth Groelsma; children, Kenneth Groelsma, Jr, Gary Abbott, Mary Mooney; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sister, Lucy Brooks; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Beverly Polmanteer, Barb Groelsma, Ron and Doris Groelsma, Harold and Beth Groelsma; extended family and friends.  Betty loved her family and especially spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11 am at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday, January 10 from 10 am until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Faith Hospice.

  1. Sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Our sympathies to you and your family. I will not be able to make it to the funeral. May the Lord give y you his peace.
    Lord give you His peace. Your cousin Lois

    - Ken and Lois (Dood) Bosch
  2. Thank you for all your love and kindness. Thank you for opening your hearts and home to us. My heart breaks knowing I won’t be there to mourn the passing of you ma and to celebrate the meaning you and pa brought/bring to so many lives. My love to all.

    - Ruthann Alexis

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