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Life Story / Obituary
GERRITSEN, Marvin E.
Grand Rapids, MI
Age 88, at rest and finally home, passed away February 20, 2019. Marvin was born in Grand Rapids August 3, 1930 to the late Cornelius & Jennie (Slotema) Gerritsen. He attended Grand Rapids Christian Schools and was a longtime member of New Community Church. Marvin will be remembered as a skilled finish carpenter and his care for his yard. He is survived by his his wife of 63 years, Verna; children, Kristi Gerritsen of Grand Rapids, John (Renee) Gerritsen of Golden, CO; granddaughters, Meghan & Madelynn; sisters, Lois (Henry) Vandermeer and Marian Sytsma both of Grand Rapids. Marvin was preceded in death by his brothers, Harold and Robert Gerritsen. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 25 at 1 PM at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, 1833 Plainfield Ave NE. Friends may visit with family beginning at Noon. Interment will be in Fairplains Cemetery. Memorials may be made to E dison Christian Health Center Foundation or New Community Church. www.lifestorynet.com