Andy James Reitsma, age 65, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Fresno CA. Andy was born on November 28, 1947 in Sendai Japan to Masako Reitsma. At the age of 10, he moved to the United States with his family. On July 3, 1971, he married Kathryn Hayter. After several work related moves throughout the United States, Andy and his family made Hanford CA their permanent home in 1982. Andy was a Sheet Metal Journeyman by trade for over 35 years. He enjoyed weightlifting, basketball, cycling and riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Kathryn Lois Reitsma of Hanford, CA ; Two brothers: David Reitsma of Minnesota and Patrick Reitsma of Minnesota; Three sons and their spouses: Jason Reitsma and wife Virginia of Hanford, Jacob Reitsma of Hanford, and Levi Reitsma and his wife Darin of Hanford. He is also survived by one grandson who was the joy of his life: Devin James Reitsma.
He is preceded in death by his parents: James and Masako Reitsma and one brother, Dean Reitsma.
A Memorial Service will be held at 9:30am on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at People's Funeral Chapel: 501 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230 559-584-5591 with burial to follow at Hanford Cemetery; 10500 S. 10th Avenue, Hanford, CA 93230.
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