Linda Ritsema, of Portage, MI passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022, at the age of 81. Linda was born to Earl and Billie (Downey) Thompson on October 6, 1940. Linda worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Bronson for 35+ years at the Post Partem Unit. She was known for enjoying holidays and decorating for them all. She always kept up with her beautiful garden and yard. Linda was a generous soul her whole life, between her washcloths she made to give away and the cakes she always made for any event or appointment.
Linda is survived by her brother, Jim (Karen) Thompson; daughters, Wendy Ritsema and Lisa Ferguson; grand-daughter, Grace Arin Ferguson (Brady O’Brien); grandson, Ryan David Ferguson; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Linda is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Duane Ritsema; brother, Earl ‘Buzz’ Thompson; sister, Rebecca Belle Ahlrich; and son, David Ritsema. In lieu of flowers donations can made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Linda's guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.
The Ritsema family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002. (269)344-5600.