Maryl Hage ’72 Ritsema

Maryl Jean Ritsema, age 71, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021. She was born May 4, 1950 in Muskegon to Russ and Ruth (Dame) Hage.

On May 27, 1972, she married David Ritsema at Lake Harbor Baptist Church in Muskegon. Maryl was an adored preschool teacher who taught for Muskegon Christian School for 44 years prior to her retirement in 2017.

She was an active member of Unity Reformed Church and was very involved with the Ladies Guild, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Youth Groups, and the Women’s Bible Study. The family would like to give a special thanks to those who loved and cared for Maryl over the last couple of years, especially DaySpring, Harbor Hospice, and her primary caregiver and loving husband, Dave.

SURVIVORS include her husband, David; 3 children: Patrick (Jacklyn) Ritsema, Ben (Sarah) Ritsema, and Loralee (Keith) Oppenhuizen; her 8 beloved grandchildren: Jordan, Jacob (Danielle), Clayton, Isaac, Owen, Abigail, Allison, and Amelia; great-granddaughter, Harper Ritsema; and her sister, Judith Fusko. Maryl was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, George Fusko

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