Marguerite Schepers-Ettema

October 9, 1935 ~
February 2, 2024

Marguerite Mae Schepers-Ettema, 88, of Grand Rapids, passed away on February 2, 2024, at Raybrook Manor surrounded by her loving family. She was born on October 9, 1935, in Grand Rapids, daughter of Casper and Grace DeYoung. Marguerite married Lewis E. Schepers in 1955. Lewis died in 1973. She then married Bernard Ettema in 1998; he died in 2008. Marguerite was also preceded in death by her parents; her infant daughter, Karen; her brother, Ronald, and his wife, Barb; her stepson, Doug Ettema; and her brother-in-law, John Vander Woude. Surviving Marguerite are her three children, Michael (Lynn) of Cincinnati, Ohio, David (Nancy) of Caledonia, Michigan, and Marilou (David) Szymanski of Conroe, Texas; her stepchildren whom she loved as her own, Debbie (Norm) Tanis, Randy (Lori), and Richard (Maria); stepdaughter-in-law, Judy Ettema; her twin brother, Marvin (Rose); brother, Alvin (Marie); sister, Arlene Vander Woude; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 step grandchildren; and 7 step great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Marguerite’s special friend and caretaker, Jane Traxler, along with the caring staff at Raybrook Manor and Faith Hospice. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 11 a.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Rev. Robert Van Zanen officiating. The burial will take place at Grandville Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family on Monday, February 5, from 5-7 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10-10:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Imlay City Christian School.

Monday, February 5
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Tuesday, February 6
10:00am - 10:45am

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Service
Tuesday, February 6

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Leave Your Tribute Message

February 07, 2024 5:28pm
Mike, Dave and Marilou, Praying for you at this difficult time that you will feel God's presence. Carolyn and Roger Boersen

- Carolyn Boersen

February 06, 2024 6:28am
Mike, Dave, Marilou, my prayers go out to you and your families, praying for God’s peace and comfort in your loss

- Randy Vredevoogd

February 05, 2024 8:17pm
Michael, David and Marilou, Our deepest sympathy to you in the death of your mother. We have fond memories of you and your mom as our neighbors. May God's peace and comfort be your experience in the days ahead as you continue your lives without her presence. May you be blessed by fond memories of her life. Ken and Nancy Myers

- Kenneth Myers

February 05, 2024 3:09pm
Marilou and family please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Diane Bradley

February 05, 2024 1:54am
My prayers are with your family and friends you have left behind. Know that you have raised a wonderful family, and may the God hold you in the palm of hand.

- Irene Ortiz

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