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Roseanne Elizabeth (Ritzema) Greinke



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 American Cancer Society

129 Jefferson SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Lacks Cancer Center

250 Cherry St SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Roseanne Elizabeth (Ritzema) Greinke (December 28, 1956 – January 4, 2020) age 63 of Rockford is survived by her husband of 36 years, Eric; daughter, Anna Wylie; son, Karl Greinke; and a large extended group of family and friends. Roseanne was a graduate of Michigan State University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She was a therapist to emotionally impaired children and then provided child care from her home of thirty years, often for special needs children. She was also the editor of several literary anthologies and the Contemporary Poetry Series of Presa Press. She was an energetic, loving person whom others found very approachable. She struggled bravely with cancer in the final year of her life and will be deeply missed by those who knew her. Visitation will be 11-12 pm Friday, January 10 with a time of sharing at noon at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or Lacks Cancer Center, 250 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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13 Responses

  1. Glad your suffering is done, on to a better place. Will miss you,

  2. Iam so saddened by the loss of Roseanne. Praying for Peace to you all. My deepest condolences.

  3. Roseanne- your bubbly laugh and constant support will never be forgotten. Thank you for modeling resilience and loyalty. I am so thankful your suffering is over ❤️

  4. Many musical playful memories.Workimg at Softee Creme high school musicals her you Rosanne.Our planet will be less with out you.Rest in peace. Jim Ball

  5. So very sorry for Roseanne’s family, and I hope you can find comfort that her suffering is over and she is restored in Gods Grace. I shall always remember her incredible talent for singing, and hope she is joining Heavens choir!

  6. I’m so sorry for the family’s loss. May loving and happy memories help to sustain you.

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