Jeanne (Sterenberg) Bytwerk

November 19, 1916 ~ September 9, 2019 (age 102)

Jeanne Bytwerk, age 102 of Grand Haven, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019 at a local care facility. She was born on November 19, 1916 in Muskegon, MI to the late Edward and Agnes (Bouwsma) Sterenberg. Jeanne married the love of her life, John Bytwerk on April 27, 1937, and they were blessed with two boys and a girl. He preceded her in death on May 27, 2007 after 70 years of marriage.

Jeanne graduated from Muskegon High School, Class of 1934. She was woman of strong faith who was a longtime, active member of Second Christian Reformed Church and participated in Bible Hour, was former Deaconess, member of the Bell Choir, and Leader of the Calvinette’s.  Jeanne enjoyed spending time with her family, which was most important to her.

Jeanne will be lovingly remembered and missed by her daughter, Barbara (Henry) Vander Veen of Jenison; two sons, Ronald (Judy) Bytwerk of Manistee and Jack (Bunny) Bytwerk of Spring Lake; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Henry "Son" (Amy) Sterenberg and Edward "Jun" (Ruth Ann) Sterenberg; special nieces, Mary Houk and Lois Larabee; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Mart Larabee.

The Memorial Service for Jeanne will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Bytwerk officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Restlawn Cemetery in Muskegon. Memorial Contributions may be made to Christian Haven Home. 

Donations may be made to:

Christian Haven Home
704 Pennoyer Ave., Grand Haven MI 49417

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