OBITUARY

Henriette Maria (Hekman) Groot

August 4, 1923December 14, 2012
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Groot (Hekman) Maria Henriette Henriette Maria Groot (Hekman), age 89, of Caledonia, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2012. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Eiko Hekman; brothers, Hank, Gerard, and Case Ruijs; sister, Maria Mervau; and also 2nd husband, Andrew Groot. Surviving is a daughter, Ann Marie Hekman (Chuck) and sons, John (Terri) Hekman and Ike (Becky) Hekman; sister, Gerda Kuypers and brother, Toon (Thea) Ruijs. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Kina Eefsting, Fennie Hekman, Annie Ruijs, Nelly Ruijs and Clasina Ruijs. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1120 4 Mile Rd. N.E. Grand Rapids. The family will receive friends at Reyers North Valley Chapel, 2815 Fuller Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friends may also visit at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00. Those desiring are asked to consider a contribution to Faith Hospice in memory of Mrs. Groot.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 18, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 18, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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Henriette Maria (Hekman) Groot

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April 12, 2013

I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one. That's a reason why we all can look forward to the paradise earth where sickness and death will be no more.

T.H

Ans Brancart

December 23, 2012

Sorry to hear about the death of your mother and grandmother. We will remember her as a lovely and strong person. It was always nice taking to her when she was over in Holland. Also on behalf of my brothers and sisters we express our sympathy and wish you all strenghth in this difficult period.

D

December 18, 2012

With deepest sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow.
God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times. Psalms 91:2.

Gerda Kuypers

December 17, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ann & Rob DeYoung

December 17, 2012

You will always live in our hearts and prayers.

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