Mary A. Teitsma, age 75 of Spring Lake, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Hospice at Heartwood Lodge. She was born on May 2, 1945 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late John and Maude (Weeda) Ludwick. Mary married James Teitsma on May 20, 1966 in Grand Rapids, MI.
Mary grew up on the West Side of Grand Rapids and graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School. For over 40 years, Mary had a very successful career as a realtor in the Tri-Cities area and was held with high esteem by both colleagues and clients. She earned numerous awards for her achievements, including the Realtor of the Year award, Lifetime Achievement award, and Distinguished Service award. Mary also served on the Board of Directors for the West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors. She was also very involved in the Tri-Cities community, was an active member of the Legacy Society of Grand Haven Area Community Foundation, and one of the first members of the 100 Women Who Care Group.
Mary loved traveling with her husband Jim. They have taken many trips together, with their kids and seven grandkids. Mary would also spend as much time as she could outside enjoying boating on Spring Lake, gardening and biking. She will always be remembered for her smile, kindness, and her love for her family.
Mary is lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 54 years, James; her two daughters, Kim (Mike) Munch and Michelle (Tony) Teitsma-Sherriff, all of Spring Lake; her son, Troy Teitsma (Megan Wagner) of Beverly Hills, MI; seven grandchildren: Emily, James, Tyler, Lauren, Jackson, Mary Blythe, and Sloane; two sisters, Nancy Wierenga of Byron Center and Doris Roberts of Cascade; and brothers-in-law, Donald (Connie) Teitsma, Raymond (Diane) Teitsma, and Phillip Teitsma. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, David Teitsma.
Visitation for Mary will take place in an open-air format, under a tent, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at The Trillium Banquet Center. A Memorial Service for Mary will begin at 2:00 p.m. Masks and Social Distancing will be required.
In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Grand Haven Area Community Foundation or Hospice of North Ottawa Community.
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