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Diane Bronkema

September 12, 1935 - April 14, 2020
Grand Rapids, MI



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.

AgeWell Services (Meals on Wheels of Ottawa County)
275 W Clay Ave. #100
Muskegon, MI 49440
1 (231) 755-0434

Life Story / Obituary


Diane Marie (Williams) Bronkema passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. She now joins her sons, Rick and Ron, in the arms of the Heavenly Father.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Richard Bronkema. They met while “cruising” in downtown Grand Rapids in 1955. They shared a hamburger and Coke that evening and were married six months later.

She is also survived by her brother Tom (Pat) Williams. Children Randy Bronkema, Rana (Mike) Garner, and Holly (Scott) Michaels. Grandchildren Joanna, Charles, and Ryan (Sarah) Bronkema, Devin, Sonja, and Kona Michaels, Great grandchildren Ricky and Adalyn.

She was a dedicated member of her church and community. An avid seamstress, she loved sewing for her family and friends. She loved to travel out West with her husband and family and spending summer nights outdoors tending to the garden.

Her family remembers her love of the color purple, reflected in her wardrobe and home. She could often be found baking and listening to her favorite musician, Neil Diamond.

The family wishes to thank the dedicated staff at Care Resources in Grand Rapids and Alliance Home Health Care.

Due to a Covid-19 restrictions, a service will be held at a later date.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Agewell Services in Muskegon, Michigan.