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Mary Lynne Hartsema

October 27, 1936August 27, 2020

Mary Lynne Hartsema passed away on August 27, 2020 at her home in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mary was born to Lynn and Lillian Wilkinson on October 27, 1936, in Muskegon, Michigan.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Ron, sister, Ruth Ann Tietsort, son, Doug (Jennifer) Hartsema, daughter, Nancy (Larry) Gittleman, granddaughter, Sarah Taylor Hartsema, grandsons, Sam and Spencer Shores, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Judith Hubbell, brother, Daniel Wilkinson-Petyanus, and son, Scott Hartsema.

Mary was devoted to her family and adored her grandchildren. Her greatest joy was spending time with family then documenting the visits lovingly in the scrapbooks she created after every occasion. Mary was a hair stylist during her career, an avid reader and an excellent chef.

A memorial service will be held in Muskegon, Michigan next summer.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Barb and Joe Sruba

September 10, 2020

So sorry to here of Mrs. Hartsema passing away, what a sweet woman...our deepest sympathy.

Bonnie & Steve Nedeau

September 9, 2020

Ron, Doug, Nancy and families, Steve and I were so sad to her Mary is no longer with us. Mary was a real sparkler. We loved her dearly and will cherish the wonderful memories we created together. Please know we are feeling the sadness you are feeling. Looking forward to seeing you all next summer.

Love you all, Bonnie & Steve Nedeau

Mary Ann Bard

September 6, 2020

Ron and family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad and difficult time.
I always looked so forward to seeing Mary and you, Ron when you came to Michigan each year. Always so much fun and I have so many wonderful memoires and Mary was a dear friend. She was a wonderful lady with a capital "L"! and I too am going to miss her.
Mary Ann

Anne Thompson

September 6, 2020

Oh Ron, I hated seeing Mary's name in the N&O this morning. What lovely memories I have of knowing you both during my years at North Ridge. She was such FUN. You both set the bar so high for the way members treated the staff.
Anne Thompson

Roberta Fleischmann

September 6, 2020

Dear Ron and Family,
I was shocked and saddened to read of Mary’s passing this morning. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. May your memories fill your hearts with gladness and the comfort of family and friends help to ease the pain. Having personal experience in losing my spouse I know how difficult this time is but it does get easier as time passes. I am so sorry for your lose.
Roberta S. Fleischmann


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