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East Martin Christian Reformed Church
Wednesday March 16th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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East Martin Christian Reformed Church
Wednesday March 16th, 2022

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Elizabeth "Betty" DeJager

Elizabeth “Betty” DeJager went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 11, 2022. Betty was born on July 4, 1925, in Somers, Wisconsin to Reinder & Nellie (Fortuin) Dykstra.


Betty is survived by her children: Reynold (Angela) DeJager, Janet (Tom) Grassmid, Mary (Randy) Bouman, Karen (Rick) VanDenBerge, Laura (Rick) Schuurmans, Paul (Karen) DeJager; 23 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 3 yet to be born as well as several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband Eldon; her brothers and sisters-in-law: Reynold (Mary) and Norbert (Lois) Dykstra; granddaughters: Jennifer Grassmid and Racheal (VanDenBerge) Rice; her grandson Seth DeJager and her great granddaughters: Harper and Emerson Bouman


Betty grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and also lived in Washington, Waupan, Wisconsin and Michigan. She was a woman of deep faith and loved to study God’s Word, the Bible.  She loved her children and counted her grand and great grandchildren as priceless riches. She enjoyed being outdoors and you could often find her riding her bicycle.


Visit with family and friends on Wednesday, March 16, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the East Martin Christian Reformed Church; 1782 5th St. Martin, MI. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the same location.


Memorial donations can be made to East Martin Christian Reformed Church, East Martin Christian School or Crossroads Prison Ministries.  


The family is being served by Avink, McCowen and Secord Funeral Home; 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell.   


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My mother, Verna Paiga, would like to send her sympathies. She and Elizabeth were high school and church friends. My mom spent 90 years in Racine and moved to northern Wisconsin with us five years ago. She and Elizabeth reconnected via phone conversations over these past several years. My mom will miss their visits. Blessings to all.

Clare Braband Mar 23 2022 3:34 PM

Betty was a special lady who had a positive outlook on this world and life. She will be missed by so many, including me. We pray for you all and ask God to wrap His loving arms around and give comfort and peace at this time and after.

Doug and Mary VenDerMeulen Mar 17 2022 11:58 PM

She will be remembered?

Robert C Wiarda Mar 14 2022 9:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth DeJager

Robert C Wiarda Mar 14 2022 8:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth DeJager

Charles Dykstra Mar 14 2022 10:43 AM

We have great memories with Betty by all Aparicio's family in Costa Rica. We will see you in heaven! May God give all your family comfort and peace.

Aparicio Juarez Family Mar 14 2022 10:43 AM

Betty will be missed by All of the VanDenBerges in Canada may you Rest In Peace. Thinking of you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ed & Sue & Maartje Mar 13 2022 6:41 PM