Schaafsma, Brenda 12/6/1967 - 5/8/2021 Vicksburg, Michigan Brenda Schaafsma passed away Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice. Brenda was born December 6th, 1967 in Nuremberg, Germany. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Wells College in Aurora, NY. Brenda was employed as a Senior Information Technology Specialist at Zoetis in Kalamazoo, MI. She enjoyed knitting, feeding the hummingbirds, going to the farmer's market, and cooking. On October 10th, 1992 in Portage, MI Brenda was united in marriage to Mark Schaafsma who survives. Also surviving are her two children, Amy and David Schaafsma; mother Joyce Ryland; two brothers, Richard (Kendall Gladding) Claremont, Timothy (Jennifer) Claremont; several nieces & nephews; and her beloved cat Mittens. She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Wayne Ryland. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021 at Renovation Church (1715 W. Centre Ave, Portage, MI, 49024)and a visitation will follow from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Memorial contributions may be made to SPCA of Southwest Michigan.