April 16, 1933 – June 12, 2018
Gerrit Hoogenstryd, 85, of Rochester Hills, MI, passed away June 12, 2018. He was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on April 16, 1933.
Gerrit retired after a 47 year career from G.M.C. where he started as an electrician and later worked in the engineering department.
Gerrit had a passion for the great outdoors, especially his beautiful garden. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and a curious traveler. He had many exciting adventures with his wife of 61 years, Beja.
Gerrit is survived by his beloved wife, Beja Liene Hoogenstryd. His children, of whom he was very proud, Max Hoogenstryd (Marsha), Anita J. Boonstra (Johannes), and Linda Parisi (Joe). His grandchildren, to whom he was a loving Opa, Anneke, Emma, Beja, Max and Bennet. He is also survived by his sister Nel de Haan and his life long friend Max Van Bergen.
A private memorial was held to celebrate his well lived life.