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Elaine A. Kerkstra

June 5, 1927 ~ May 16, 2017 (age 89)
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KERKSTRA - Elaine A. Kerkstra, age 89, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Arthur H. Kerkstra; her parents, Florence and Cornelius Keegstra; her precious great-grandson, Nikki Slopsema; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sarah (Art) Knott, Dena Schipper, Anne (Clare) Prince.

Elaine will be lovingly remembered by her children, Carole and Dave Koster, Judy and Bob Slopsema, Sandi Kerkstra; her grandchildren, Tim and Jodi Koster, Chris and Alison Koster, Emily Lopez, Sherri and Doug Lanning, Doug and Meeka Slopsema, Amanda and Steve Rozeboom, Mindy and Jake Uitvlugt; her cherished great-grandchildren, Lauren and Anna Koster, Brooke, Hunter and Tanner Koster, Harrison Lopez, Joshua and Michael Lanning, Ryan Slopsema, Kaitlyn, Isaak and Dylan Uitvlugt; her brother and sister-in-law Neil (Carol) Keegstra; her sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Fran (Rev. Bernie) Woudenberg, Herm Schipper; and many nieces and nephews.

She will be dearly missed by her family and many close friends. Elaine was the perfect "people magnet" who could make a friend out of anybody.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Cook Memorial Chapel (East building) - 4235 Prairie Street SW, Grandville, Michigan. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to the service at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.  Interment will be at Georgetown Cemetery.

In honor of Elaine, contributions may be made to the Great Lakes Caring Hospice or Waterford Assisted Living (Sunset Association).

The family wishes to thank the staff of Waterford Assisted Living for their caring and compassion.

The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Great Lakes Caring Hospice
900 Cooper St., Jackson MI 49202

Make checks payable to Great Lakes Caring Hospice or donate on-line at

Waterford Assisted Living
1725 Port Sheldon St., Jenison MI 49428
Tel: 1-616-457-2770

 Service Information

May 19, 2017

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
Grandville, MI

Funeral Service
May 19, 2017

1:30 PM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
Grandville, MI

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