Betty Hornstra

May 21, 1940February 20, 2021

Betty Hornstra, age 80, went to be with the Lord Saturday, February 20, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents Lucille Wolf and George Bair.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children Kelly (Ray Dreyer) Brinkhuis, Tim Hornstra, Lori Hornstra; grandchildren Noah (Amanda) Damber, Steve (Sarah) Brinkhuis, Andrew (Terri) Hornstra, Jeremy Hornstra, Samantha Coss; siblings Larry (Dolly) Bair and Mary Zylstra; close friend, Carol Merbs; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2021, with one hour of visitation prior to the service at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home, 4330 18th St., Dorr. Interment will be held at Burnips Cemetery.

In honor of Betty and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


  • Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021


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Renee Newton

February 24, 2021

Lots of fond memories from rolling down the big grassy hill at her house to visiting her while working at the library and Sheriff's Department. All the trips to the UP going to and from college. Hiking in the woods to visiting Presque Isle Park in Marquette. Aunt Betty is the only one that I know that could use a whole roll of fill taking pictures of the ice crossing the Mackinac Bridge and reload to take more. I love you Auntie Betty!

Kim Pomorski

February 22, 2021

My deepest sympathy to your family, I enjoyed the many years I was able to do Betty's hair, I will miss her. My prayers are with you at this time.

Randall Zylstra

February 21, 2021

I remember Christmas time at aunt betties with uncle Larry dressed as Santa was always a fond memory of mine. Then as I got older I remember visiting her at work in the Allegan pd as a 911 dispatch. She was a wonder to see at work. I LOVE YOU aunt Betty. You will definitely have a spot in heaven for all you have done for other people in your selflessness and kindness of others.

Patti Manning

February 21, 2021

I just heard the sad news. Betty was a joy to work with at Allegan County 911. She was always so happy and joyful. She never had an unkind word to say about anyone and that is because she was one classy lady. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Dorothy Reed

February 21, 2021

We worked together at Holland American Wafer. My husband and I are so sorry to hear about her passing.

Dorothy & Glenn Reed

Deb Peterson-Pallett

February 21, 2021

We sure had a lot of fun times working & not at work, lots of laughs. Betty, we'll miss your smile and laugh. Rest in Peace dear friend.

Carol Wolf Ayers

February 20, 2021

In a land long, long time ago, great memories were made. Condolence to Betty Hornstra's family!

Brenda Janke

February 20, 2021

I worked with Betty at 911 dispatch in Allegan. She was always willing to help the new people. Fun to hang out with on our off days. She will always be a great friend. Rest in peace wonderful lady. You will be missed. Let Stan know we are still hanging in there

Jeanne Miller

February 20, 2021

I worked in dispatch with Betty. I so loved her. She was so fun so much love.
Prayers to you all.

Phyllis Geurink

February 20, 2021

I'm so thankful for meeting Betty a long time ago and again seeing her in her home. Her smile is contagious to others. Peace to all family and friends!!!!