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Betty Jane (Zuidema) (Viening) Billups

November 21, 1924 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 95)

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Betty Jane (Viening) Billups, age 95 of Grand Haven, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020. She was born on November 21, 1924 in Grand Haven, MI to the late Henry and Anna (Nuismer) Zuidema. Betty married William Viening on January 10, 1947. He preceded her in death on August 6, 1991. She then married Jack Billups on October 18, 1997. He passed away on November 10, 2017.

Betty was a lifelong resident of Grand Haven and graduated from Grand Haven High School. She was a member of Second Reformed Church, served on the Luncheon Committee, and was a part of several social circles within the church. Betty was a stay-at-home mother to her three children and loved knitting and sewing, and watching the Detroit Tigers play on television. Her family meant the world to her and she especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren.

Betty will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Susan Wronski of Grand Haven; her two sons, Brian (Holly) Viening of Grand Haven and William (Laura) Viening of Parma, OH; step-children, Tom (Julie) Billups and Jackie Kukowski; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and brother, Richard “Dick” (Pat) Zuidema of Grand Haven.

She was preceded in death by her four sisters: Elizabeth Anderson, Ann Boomgaard, Marian Swartz, and Alberta Roberts; and brother, Bud Zuidema.

The Graveside Service for Betty will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Lake Forest Cemetery with John Korpi officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Christian Haven Home. 

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Graveside Service
October 3, 2020

2:30 PM
Lake Forest Cemetery
1304 Lake Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417


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

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