Hendrika A. "Mary" Sturrus

Sep 6th 1929 - Aug 14th 2011

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LIFESTORY:

STURRUS - Mrs. Hendrika A. "Mary" Sturrus, aged 82, of Grand Rapids, passed

away Sunday August 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband

Peter Sturrus. Surviving are her children: Edward (Joyce) Sturrus, Robert

(Rachel) Sturrus, Richard (Marlys) Sturrus and Judy (Robert) Vander Zwaag;

her grandchildren: David (Laura) Sturrus, Michael Sturrus, Jordan Vander

Zwaag, Austin Vander Zwaag, Sienna Vander Zwaag and Anthony Sturrus; her

sister Alie (Jaap) Stam of the Netherlands, her brothers-in-law and

sisters-in-law: Gerrit and Tina Sturrus, Anthony Sturrus, Eva and Fritz

Kloppert, Darlene Sturrus, Aletta Houweling and several nieces, nephews and

cousins. Mary was born in Dordrecht, the Netherlands and came to the

United States in 1951 with her husband Peter. They established a home on

the west side across from Richmond Park where she lived for 55 years and

where they raised their family. She was active in her church, loved to

travel to places in the U.S. and to destinations in South America and

Europe. She was a homemaker who loved her home and was an avid gardener.

A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 A.M. at 7th Reformed Church,

950 West Leonard St. Interment will be in Washington Park Memorial

Gardens. Mrs. Sturrus reposes at the Heritage Life Story Funeral Home,

Van't Hof Chapel, 851 Leonard St. N.W. where relatives and friends may meet

her family Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. For those who wish, in lieu

of flowers, memorial contributions to the Christian Rest Home would be

appreciated. To read more of Mary's life, share a memory or sign the

online register book please visit www.lifestorynet.com.