Shirley Ann Reenders, age 84, of Grand Haven passed away at home on Friday, October 25, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born February 2, 1935 in Comstock Park, MI to the late James and Marie (Martinus) Luurtsema. Shirley married Kenneth Reenders on June 24, 1954 in Bauer, MI, and they celebrated 65 years of marriage this past June.
Over the years, Shirley enjoyed being with her family and assisting in the operation of Reenders Blueberries in Grand Haven Township. She was a member of Hope Reformed Church, active in the Women’s Guild, and loved listening to the old time gospel songs. In her spare time, she appreciated going up North to their cabin, gardening, creating artist renderings, watching wildlife (birds, turkeys) and tending to her buffalo.
Shirley will lovingly be remembered by her husband, Ken; daughter, Robin (Kelly) McKay; sons, Michael (Sue) Reenders and Steven (Deb) Reenders. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren: Annette (Todd) Fowler, Jessie (Jarod) Chittenden, Chadwick (Kelly) Reenders, Courtney Glavich, Eric (Amanda) McKay, Nathaniel (Megan) Reenders, Audrey (Nikki) Reenders, Lindsey (Kevin) Dykstra, Jordan McKay, Katelyn (Nik) Keene, Codi (Tommy) Reenders, Ethan (Rebecca) Reenders, Breann McKay; 19 great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Phyllis Reenders and Sue Luurtsema. Shirley was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Bud Metz; sisters, Elizabeth and Jeanne Reenders; brothers, Robert and Allen Luurtsema; and half-brother, Ken Martinus.
The Funeral Service for Shirley will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Hope Reformed Church with Pastor Scott Miller officiating. Friends are invited to meet the family from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, November 1st at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Shirley’s name may be given to Hospice of North Ottawa or the Salvation Army.
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Hospice of North Ottawa Community
1309 Sheldon Road, Grand Haven MI 49417
The Salvation Army-Grand Haven
310 N. Despelder St., Grand Haven MI 49417