Life Story / Obituary
age 88 of Grand Rapids, passed away July 23, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger James, in 2015. Marjorie is survived by her children: David (Linda) Gritter of Muskegon, Judy (Pete) Petro of Petoskey, Bob Gritter of Bayonet Point, Florida, and Karen Gritter of Gaylord. Grandchildren: Mark (Marissa) Gritter of Eagan, Minnesota, Dan Gritter (Donna, fiance) of Hopewell Junction, New York, Sarah (Jeff) Greenfield of Kentwood, Jody Blain of Grand Rapids, Matt Gritter of Poughkeepsie, New York. Great grandchildren: Amber, Lily and Zachary. Siblings: Stuart (Barb) Penning of Valley Center, Kansas, and Lawrence (Anne) Penning of Ada. Preceded in death by John (Mick) Penning, Olive (Gary) Renkema. Marjorie began her career as an office manager, and was proficient in taking dictation in shorthand. Later she was a partner to her husband Roger in operating a greenhouse growing tomatoes in the summer and lettuce in the winter. She spent many hours on her knees harvesting leaf lettuce. She was an avid reader, a cook who liked to create desserts and quick breads, and an active participant in the Coffee Break ministry of Rogers Heights Christian Reformed Church. In her later years, as a resident of Fulton Manor and Porter Hills, she became known as an expert at Bible trivia and crossword puzzles. Her memorial service will be held on Friday, August 24 at 2:00 PM at Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 1530 Franklin Street SE. Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to submit a favorite memory, photo or to sign her guestbook.