EDWIN BEN GRITTERS
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On Nov. 3, 2012, the Lord in tender love and mercy took our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his heavenly home. He was born on Feb. 20, 1929 in Hull, IA. He moved to CA in 1948 and taught in a Christian school for 6 years. He worked for Caltrans for 34 years. He was a member of the Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Redlands, and a Board member of The Village (Redlands Christian Home). He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Clarice, daughters Shirley (Jerry) Vander Kolk of Zeeland, MI, Jeanne (Ed) Karsemeyer of Mentone, sons Barry (Lori) of Hudsonville, MI, Mike (Brenda) of Yucaipa, Roger (Beth) of Allendale, MI, Rick (Shari) of Jenison, MI, 29 grandchildren (1 in glory) and 43 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held on Wed, Nov. 7 from 6-8 p.m. at Cortner Chapel in Redlands. Graveside will be Nov. 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Hillside Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at Hope Protestant Reformed Church, 1307 E. Brockton, Redlands. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Christian School, or The Village (Redlands Christian Home). Cortner Chapel assisting family.
Published in Redlands Daily Facts on Nov. 6, 2012