Margaret Heemstra, age 93 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Lowell, went to be with the Lord Thursday, January 11, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert (1989); son Gary (2012), and daughter-in-law Kathy. She is survived by her children Linda Brifnek, Nancy (Jack) Kits, Roger Heemstra; sisters Julie Dice, Lee Stukkie; sisters-in-law Kay Rozema, Shirley Riemersma; 16 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Margaret was everything a mother should be; strong, guiding, understanding and giving. She was honest, forthright, confident and able. Her relaxed, flexible and tolerant ways were admired by us all; but mostly she was a loving woman who was always there when we needed her. We love you mom. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 16, 11:30 a.m. at Ada Christian Reformed Church, 7152 Bradfield St SE, Ada. Pastor Douglas Wood, Raybrook Manor Chaplain officiating. The family will greet friends and relatives from 10:00-11:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment Bailey Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 25200 Telegraph Rd., Ste 100, Southfield, MI 48033-7443 or an organization of choice supporting Alzheimer’s disease victims.