Eunice Schipper ’52 Northuis

On Friday, September 16, 2022, Eunice M. (Schipper) Northuis went to be with her Lord and Savior. She was born in Zeeland, Michigan to Sybrand and Margaret Schipper on November 4, 1930 and was the second of six children. Eunice attended Zeeland High School, Michigan State College, and Hope College. After graduation she taught in elementary schools in Grand Rapids, Holland, Parchment, Otsego, and Grand Haven.

Eunice was an active member of Reformed Church in America from a young age, participating in Christian Endeavor, Bible studies, Women’s Circle, Women’s Guild, and Mr. and Mrs. Fellowship. She also served for many years as a Sunday School teacher, a Vacation Bible school teacher, on the Nursery Committee, and in the Senior Choir. Eunice supported many church missions and was very active as a Kid’s Hope Tutor in the Grand Haven elementary schools. She enjoyed family activities, watching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in their music, theater and sports activities, gardening, traveling, camping and attending Grand Haven and Hope College events.

Eunice is survived by her six children, Susan ’76  (Clarence deceased) Liang, Ann ’78 (Steven) Knoll, Richard ’80 (Tresa ’79) Northuis, Mark  ’82 (Pam ’82) Northuis, Jane ’85 (David ’86) Wright, and Michael Northuis ’89, 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, her sisters Jean Hop, Mary Follett, brother George Schipper, brothers-in law Waino Aukee and Charles Follett, sisters-in-law Donna Northuis, Arlene Northuis, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Donald Northuis, her husband of 66 years, her parents, her brother Ronald Schipper and her sister Sylvia Aukee, as well as her in-laws.

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