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Life Story / Obituary
Anna Lee “Ann” Wolters (Smith), age 88 of Holland, Michigan, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022, peacefully in her home. Ann was born December 8, 1933, in Prairie View, Kansas, to Ernest and Ruth (Vander Veen) Smith. Ann was the oldest of seven children, and she moved to Michigan at the age of 18. Howard and Ann were married on April 2, 1954, in Luctor CRC Church in Kansas, and they made their home in Holland. Over the years they were blessed with 5 children, 17 grandchildren, and 32 great grandchildren. Ann was a homemaker during the first years.
Ann worked at Russ’ Northtown and worked at Prince Corp and S2 Yachts in their sewing departments. Ann loved quilting, sewing, gardening, and camping. For many years, Ann and Howie enjoyed winters in Donna, Texas, and summer weekends in Silver Lake. Ann was involved in 4H sewing, various church groups, and quilting clubs. Ann loved her Lord. She loved her family and always made sure they were well fed; it was uncommon to leave her house hungry.
Ann will be dearly missed by her husband of 68 years, Howard Wolters; children, Duane and Cindy Wolters, Keith and Judy Wolters, Rhonda and Karl Haverdink, Gary Wolters, Todd and Deborah Wolters; grandchildren, Carla (John) Carter, Chad (Julie) Meyer, Katie (Jeff) Born, Jody (Wayne) Buttery, Shaun (Stephanie) Myer, Kylene (Ross) Smith, Erin (Mark) Rotman, Stefan (Josh) Hull, Christopher Meyer, Sally (Michael) Nieboer, Kara Haverdink, Ryan (Dinah) Haverdink, Cassondra (Matthew) Padding, Ross (Leah) Haverdink, Reed (Courtney) Haverdink, Devan Wolters, Kirk (Sarah) Wolters; and 32 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Eugene Smith; sister-in-law, Shirley Smith; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Ann is proceeded in death by sisters, Donna (Bob) Ralston and Greta (Bob) Dirkse; brothers, William, Bernard, and Ronald Smith; brother-in-law, Bernard (Joyce) Wolters; sisters-in-law, Beverly Smith, Ella (Henry) Sjoerdsma, and Joyce (Jim) Morren.
Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday (July 7) at North Holland Reformed Church, 12050 New Holland Street. The service will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/northhollandreformed Burial will be in Olive Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Wednesday (July 6) at the Dykstra Funeral Home-Northwood Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community, Gateway Mission, or Grace Adventures.