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James Ritzema

September 2, 2018
Holland, MI


Celebration of Life

Thursday, September 6, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Hospice of Holland
270 Hoover Blvd
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-2972
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American Heart Association - Grand Rapids
3940 Peninsular Dr SE # 180
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
(616) 285-1888
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Life Story / Obituary


James R. Ritzema, age 89 of Holland, passed away September 2 at Freedom Village, with family by his side.

James was born in Grand Rapids, and married Peggy Riefel in 1952. Later they moved to Birmingham, MI so Jim could pursue a career with GM. While in Birmingham, the two had a son Rich. After retirement, Jim and Peggy moved to Holland where he enjoyed woodworking, reading magazines, and was a member of Evergreen Commons.

Jim is preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Ritzema.

He is survived by his loving wife Peggy of 65 years; and son, Rich (Tina) Ritzema.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday from 7-9pm at Dykstra Funeral Home – Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Avenue in Holland.