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Dorothy Mae Terpstra

Dorothy Mae Terpstra

Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:26 am

Dorothy Maw Terpstra, 82, of Martin, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008, at Martin Health Care. Services were held at noon Friday at Gallimore Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tony Terrell officiating. Burial was in Rushing Memorial Cemetery. Stephen Pechloff, Scott Huisman, Jack Devine and Jerry Alexander served as pallbearers. Mrs. Terpstra was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Lansing, Mich., daughter of the late Tom and Mintie Ruiter Terpstra. She was the widow of John Terpstra, a homemaker and member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Gleason. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Vitale of Manteno, Ill., and Jackie Alexander of Dresden; two brothers, Art Ruiter of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Bill Ruiter of Lansing, Ill.; two sisters, Joyce Fennema of Lansing, Ill., and Idell Gabriel of Grand Rapids, Mich.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. wcp 12-11-08

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