Gloria Ritzema

June 23, 1940 ~
November 15, 2022

Gloria Ann Ritzema, age 82, of Jenison, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, LaVerne; parents, Fred and Edna Aardema; brothers, Tom Aardema and Frederick Aardema; sister, Vivian Bergman; sister-in-law, Barbara Herlin. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Rachel and Joe Rincones, Andrew and Teresa Ritzema, Julie and Robert Szarowicz, Alex and Abelina Ritzema; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Myrna Householder; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jeanne Aardema, Alton Ritzema, Dale and Dixie Ritzema, Norman and Grace Ritzema; dear cousin and friend, Cathy Oostema; many nieces and nephews. Gloria was artistic and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing and painting. With family and friends, she loved playing games, Farkle, Wii-bowling and horseshoes. Gloria was an amazing baker and loved to make pies and cookies. She will be greatly missed for her sense of humor and sarcasm, her story-telling and love for her family. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. Burial will take place at Floral View Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family for visitation one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Sunset Legacy Foundation.

Saturday, November 19

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Service
Saturday, November 19

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

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November 17, 2022 3:19pm
Dear Family of Gloria, Our church family at Cornerstone would like to send our loving sympathy to all of you. Gloria was part of our church family and although she hasn't been able to worship in person with us for many years, she was still our sister-in-Christ. Pastor Vos visited with her a few months ago and she shared her assurance of salvation and that she was looking forward to heaven. You will be in our prayers as you grieve the loss of your dear mother. Love, Rev. Phil & Brenda Vos

- Rev. Phil & Brenda Vos

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