Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Donna Terpstra

January 10, 1941 - June 15, 2019
Grandville, MI



Wednesday, June 19, 2019
12:00 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel
2120 Lake Michigan Dr., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 453-8263
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Faith Hospice
2100 Raybrook Drive SE, Suite 300
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 235-5113
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Donna Dae Terpstra, age 78 of Grandville, passed away on June 15, 2019 at Faith Hospice after a lengthy illness. Donna was born to Malloy and Clara Huyser in Beaverdam, Michigan. She attended Butterworth School of Nursing and went on to receive her Ph.D. in Nursing Administration. Donna was employed by Butterworth Hospital where she worked in various capacities. The last 25 years of her career she was Director of Nursing at Butterworth. Donna was preceded in death by her parents; by her first husband, Ralph Barrows; her second husband, William Terpstra Sr; stepson William Terpstra Jr.; and brothers-in-law Donald, Gerald and Robert Terpstra. Donna is survived by her brother Curtis (Gloria) Huyser; niece Sally (Paul) Wetters and their children Matthew, Cara, Lindsey and Isaac. Other survivors include step-daughter-in-law Nancee Terpstra Siehling (Mark); step-grandchildren Anthony Terpstra, Andrea (Robert) Haack, Adam (Chelsea) Terpstra; step-great-grandchildren Emmett and Nolan; sisters-in-law Donna Terpstra and Chris Terpstra; and special friends Wilhelmina & Thomas Karel Sr. Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 12 Noon at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home – Alt & Shawmut Hills Chapel, 2120 Lake Michigan Drive NW where friends may visit beginning at 10 AM. Interment in Rosedale Memorial Park. For those who wish, memorial contributions to Faith Hospice are appreciated. To sign her guestbook or to share a memory, visit www.heritagelifestory.com