Rhonda Lynn Alkema

March 21, 1957 ~
November 14, 2022

With humble acceptance of God’s will, we announce the passing of Rhonda Lynn Alkema (Coffman). Born March 21, 1957, Rhonda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, and sister in Christ. Rhonda passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, at the age of 65 after a long courageous battle with cancer surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest. The simplest pleasures in life brought great joy to Rhonda; she loved singing in church, attending ladies Bible class, a joyful brunch with friends, a pleasant motorcycle ride, and a quiet evening with family.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Jack Alkema; brothers-in-law, Thomas Reeder, Jimmy Alkema, and Jakko Hill. She is survived by her husband, Scott Alkema; children, Kerri and Warren Mason, Ryan and Julie Miller, Alexander and Ashley Alkema; grandchildren, Kailey, Ally, Jordyn, Danielle, Mitchell, Olivia, Jayden, and Liam; great-grandchildren, Emerita and Dominic; parents, David and Charlotte Coffman; brother, Robert and Teresa Coffman; sister, Michele Reeder; mother-in-law, Ruth Alkema; as well as many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Grandville Church of Christ, 4725 44th St. SW, Grandville with Preacher John Sparks officiating. The burial will take place at Georgetown Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday, November 18, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW and one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Susan G. Komen or Bronson Health Foundation Cancer Center Kalamazoo Fund.

Friday, November 18
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Friday, November 18
7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Funeral Service
Saturday, November 19

Grandville Church of Christ
3725 44th Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Leave Your Tribute Message

November 20, 2022 12:55pm
Rhonda I will always remember your big smile and pleasant attitude during the years I worshiped with all of you. My heart aches to be so far away and not to be there for your family. May God give all good memories and comforting love. Love and Prayers to all.

- Ann Eifler

November 18, 2022 3:30pm
I loved growing up with Rhonda through our teenage years. She was a good friend. Her laughter was infectious. And she laughed a lot! The kindest soul with a big smile and a big heart and we always sought each other out when I'd come home to visit. You will be missed my sweet friend. Give my mom a hug!

- Ann (Jones) Varner

November 15, 2022 4:02pm
Rest in heaven to the most loving mommy a girl could ask for. You were a beautiful person inside and out. Everyone felt your love. You will be missed greatly 💕

- Kerri Mason

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