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Emily Ione Bolthouse

April 24, 1923 ~ April 7, 2022 (age 98)

Obituary

Emily Ione Bolthouse passed away on Thursday April 7, 2022 at the age of 99.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 72 years, Donald, brothers Jack (Mickey) & Ernest (Edna) Gommesen, her mother and father Ione (Shinkman) and Ernest Gommesen, father & mother-in-law Clarence & Connie Bolthouse, and brother-in-law Robert (Virginia/Bobbi) Talsma.

She is survived by her sons, Jeffrey and Daniel (Sally) Bolthouse, grandchildren Nate, Anna (Chris) Hartemayer, and John, three adorable great grandchildren, Elle, Emma and Ava, and many nieces and nephews.

Emily lived a full life. She loved God, her family and her friends.

She was a member of Fuller Ave CRC most of her adult life. She served in many ministries there over the years. She will be remembered for her fun loving, positive attitude and sense of humor.

Emily was crafty and loved to make things with her hands, needlepoint, sewing, macrame, knitting sweaters, countless mittens, and beautiful quilts.

Her family would like to express a special thanks to all of those who cared for her so warmly in her final days at Raybrook Cook unit and Faith Hospice.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) on Thursday, April 14 at Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Home.  Visitation will precede the service from 11:00 -12:00 and a light luncheon will follow the service.  In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be sent to Faith Hospice.

To send flowers to Emily's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 14, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Memorial Service
Thursday
April 14, 2022

12:00 PM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Donations

Faith Hospice
2100 Raybrook SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids MI 49546
Tel: 1-616-235-5100
Web: https://faithhospicecare.org/donate/

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