Memorial contributions may be made to:
The Gideons International
P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.
It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 of Dion Francis Ritzema, aged 62 of Alto. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Josephine Ritzema; sister, Roseanne Grienke; parents in law, Richard and Marion Stuart. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Catherine (Stuart); children, Aaron (Alecia) Ritzema, Benjamin (Kaylee) Ritzema, Hannah (Jesse) Droog. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren; Oliver and Duncan Ritzema, Silas Ritzema, Wesson and Denver Droog. He is survived by his brothers; Mark (Annette) Ritzema, Dirk Ritzema, Evan (Ruth) Ritzema; sisters, Ellen Ritzema, Angela (Tom) Hemingsen, Maria (Rohan) Ritzema-DeSilva; brothers and sisters in law, Russell (Christine) Partington, Duane (Carol) Hamilton, Gary (Sandy) Stuart, Daniel (Sandra) Stuart. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Dion put his trust and faith into the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, his personal relationship with Jesus was what defined him. He strived to live for Christ and encouraged others to as well. He was a true example of a man who served and lived for the Lord. His example and love will be missed by so many. Visitation will held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11 a.m. with a third visitation one hour prior. Both the service and visitation will be held at Alaska Baptist Church, 7240 68th St SE, Caledonia, MI 49316. Pastor Brian F. Harrison officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251.