Betty Mae Ritsema

November 27, 1939 ~
May 8, 2024

​On May 8, 2024, Betty (Faber) Ritsema, age 84, of Jenison, breathed her last breath on this side of Heaven and opened her eyes to see her Lord and Savior. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Alvin, for 60 years who preceded her in death. Her children and grandchildren were the joy of her life. She is survived by her children: Craig and Lori Ritsema, Doug and Vonnie Ritsema, Ellen and Steve Kloosterhouse, Faythe and Randy DeBoer; grandchildren: Amy and David Johnson, Rebecca Ritsema, Emily and Nate Lipski, David and Stephanie Ritsema, Jason and Kate Ritsema, Jenna and Jordan Blauwkamp, Joe and Whitney Ritsema, Zachary and Courtney Kloosterhouse, Aaron and Paige Kloosterhouse, Lindsay and Ryan Hoek, Alex and Lauren DeBoer, Joshua and Monica DeBoer, Madelyn DeBoer; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters: Lorraine Kuipers, Greta VanderHeide; extended family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Rev. Ron Baker officiating. The burial will take place at Georgetown Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Saturday, May 11, from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Samaritan’s Purse.

Saturday, May 11
4:00pm - 6:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Service
Monday, May 13

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

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May 09, 2024 2:10pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Ritsema family. Our deepest sympathies go out to each one of you. Jim and Anna Johnson

- Jim and Anna Johnson

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