Fred Rozema

October 23, 1944 ~
July 30, 2021

Fred Rozema, age 76, of Jenison, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, July 30, 2021. Fred was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a strong Christian man and served his church as an elder and deacon. Fred was a selfless and giving man and loved spending time with his family. Fred enjoyed fishing with his son and grandsons. He was in business with his brother, Gerald, at Valley City Refuse Disposal for over 35 years. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and the National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Agnes Rozema; parents-in-law, Herbert and Sylvia Huizing; sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Gerry Kuipers; brother, David Rozema; and sister-in-law, Donna Quinlan. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 53 years, Kathy Rozema with whom he traveled the world; children, Fred Jr. and Lisa Rozema, Kellie Stephens, Kara and Louis Sova; grandchildren, Kyle Sova, Arielle Stephens, Nicholas Rozema, Roman Elliot, Luke and Jennifer Rozema, Benjamin Rozema, Annaleese Sova; brothers and sisters, Phil and Alyce Guichelaar, Gerald Jr. and Karen Rozema, Burton and Phyllis Rozema, Anna Jean and Ron Cheyne, Karin Kuiper; sisters-in-law, Cheryl Rozema, Barb and Steve Roth, Aletha and Clare Stoutjesdyk, and Cris and Tim Snyder; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 11 a.m. at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church, 107 LaGrave Ave. S.E., Grand Rapids, with Rev. Peter Jonker officiating. The funeral will be livestreamed and can be viewed at https://www.lagrave.org/funerals/. The burial will take place at Georgetown Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday, August 10, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW and Wednesday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Van Andel Institute or the Pine Rest Foundation.

Visitation
Tuesday, August 10
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Visitation
Tuesday, August 10
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Visitation
Wednesday, August 11
10:00am - 10:45am

LaGrave Christian Reformed Church
107 LaGrave Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Service
Wednesday, August 11
11:00am - 12:00pm

LaGrave Christian Reformed Church
107 LaGrave Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Leave Your Tribute Message

August 03, 2021 5:05pm
Dearest Kathy and Family, We are ever so grateful to have been friends with you! Praying for all of you during this most difficult time....Fred was an amazing person to all who knew him....so caring and giving! We will always be so thankful for all you have done for us! Love to you all!

- Lori Dugas

August 03, 2021 10:38am
My condolences to the Rozema family. I have fond memories of Fred and the family when they lived on Hazelwood Ave. Fred built a "chopper" bicycle for Fred Jr. when Jr. and I were kids. One of the coolest things ever seen on Hazelwood back in the day. RIP ~ Bob Jaquith

- Bob Jaquith

August 03, 2021 7:27am
Kathy, Our sympathy to you and your family. Patrick and Ruth Stray

- Ruth and Patrick Stray

July 31, 2021 10:04pm
Rest In Peace Uncle Fred

- Todd Quinlan




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