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Dorothy Jean Folkersma

Dorothy Jean Folkersma

Dorothy Jean Folkersma, nee Silvis, died unexpectedly at her home, October 6, 2013, at the age of 67, in Kingsley, MI. She was born December 29, 1945, the daughter of Edward and Gertrude (VandenBosch) Silvis of Bigelow, MN. Dorothy attended Bigelow Christian School and graduated from Western Christian High School. She then moved to Grand Rapids, MI.

Dorothy married Ron Folkersma in August, 1965. Dorothy worked at Jenison Mortgage & Loan Company for more than twenty years. In 2005 she moved to Buckey, MI, to be near her family. Dorothy loved to read and be with her granddaughters. She was lovingly known as "Grandma Gert."

She will be dearly missed by her son Steve, daughter-in-law Michelle, granddaughters Alysia, Alison and Ashley; a sister, Nellie Johnson, sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and Richard McClain, sister-in-law, Grace Silvis; as well as other family members and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Leonard and Roger Silvis.

A Memorial service was held October 19, 2013, at Westside Community Church, Traverse City, MI. She was laid to rest in Downs Cemetery, Mayfield Township, Kingsley, MI.