Julia Bruischat ’32 Drost

Julia Bruischat ’32 Drost, 103, of Fillmore, peacefully passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Resthaven Care Center.

Julia was born on March 12, 1914, in Holland to John and Dena Bruischat. She fondly remembered her days at Hope College/ High School and was proud to be a graduate of the Class of 1932.

Throughout her life, she had many interests. She was an avid reader and particularly enjoyed reading and reciting poetry. She was a very talented writer and shared that talent with others through notes, letters, and greeting cards for every occasion. She loved to research various subjects, wrote essays, and presented them to her local Questers group, where she was a member for over 20 years. Julia loved crossword puzzles, scrapbooking, and would play Scrabble at every opportunity. Being somewhat housebound for many years, she spent countless hours on the phone with friends and family. Her family was very important to her and she was a lifetime member of Trinity Reformed Church.

Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Julius; a daughter, Trevah Hartsuiker; son and daughter-in-law, Dallas and Diane Drost; and several siblings.

She is survived by her children, Wes (Betty) Drost, Deanna (Paul) Payne, Bill (Marla) Drost, and Alyce (Paul) Groenvelt; son-in-law, Pete Hartsuiker; 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and many great great-grandchildren; brother, Jay (“Bob” to family) (Dorothy) Bruischat; several nephews and nieces.

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