Jelle Ytsma went to be with his Lord on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. He was born on Oct. 6, 1915 in Heemstede, the Netherlands. His wife of 57 years, Willemina A. Ytsma, preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 1999. From 1979 until 2001, Jelle and Wilma resided in Green Valley and were active members in the Valley Presbyterian Church community. He will be lovingly remembered by their seven children, Albert Ytsma, Edward (Carol) Ytsma, Joyce (Phil) Huizinga, Petronella Ytsma (Mark Sauer), Billie (Ralph) Godec, Theodore Ytsma, Cathy (Tony) Mahynski; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his brother, Albert (Vera) Ytsma; his sisters-in-law, Nel Bos, Els Bos, Martha Buning; family and friends in the Netherlands, Australia, and the United States. Interment will be in The Columbarium of Valley Presbyterian Church at a later date.
A special thanks to the staff of Sunset Manor, Dr. Wm. Ten Haaf, Odyssey Hospice, and all who shared love and concern for Jelle. Remembrances may be made to the Sunset Manor Benevolent Fund, 725 Baldwin St., Jenison, MI 49428; Dr. William Ten Haaf's Haiti Fund, 2886 Clydon Ave. SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 c/o Dan Boerman; Odyssey Hospice, 2221 Health Dr. SW, Ste 1200, Wyoming, MI 49519.