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Gertrude Grace (Schrotenboer) Willink

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Gertrude Grace (Schrotenboer) Willink Obituary
Gertrude Grace (Schrotenboer) Willink, age 94, of Hamilton, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, died to this life and entered her heavenly home on February 24, 2014. Gertrude was born and raised in Graafschap, where she met her husband, Willard. She served faithfully by his side, touching the lives of countless people for over 40 years of ministry. She was dedicated to her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, and served Him diligently throughout her life.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents, Gerrit and Johanna Schrotenboer; brothers, Oliver (Grace) Schrotenboer and John Schrotenboer; sister, Thelma (Percy) Peterson; and grandson, Peter Braunius.

Gertrude is survived by her husband of 71 years, Willard; children, Wes (Mary) Willink, Marlene (Burt) Braunius, Del (Judy) Willink, Diane (Jerry) Antoon, and Bill (Barb) Willink; grandchildren, Phil (Jolynn) Willink, Jon (Amber) Willink, Stephen (Lisa) Braunius, Nathan (Jen) Willink, Brett (Megan) Willink, Drew (Erin) Willink, Aaron (Jillayne) Antoon, Bethany (Nathan) Kemler, Isaac (Carley) Antoon, Sarah Willink, Josh (Carrie) Willink, TJ Willink; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Esther DeKleine.

The funeral service will be Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1015 E. 32nd Street, with Rev. Kenneth Klett officiating. Interment will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family from 4–7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 16th Street, Holland, and from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International or Hospice of Holland. The Willink family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Holland for the wonderful care their mother received. Condolence messages may be left online at www.langelandsterenberg.com.
Published in The Holland Sentinel on Feb. 25, 2014
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