William Huitema

January 3, 1940 ~ March 28, 2024

William Jack Huitema, age 84, of Hudsonville, lost his battle with Parkinson’s and went to be with the Lord on Maundy Thursday, March 28, 2024, in the presence of his loving wife, Judy, at Trinity Health Grand Rapids Hospital. Bill was born on January 3, 1940, and was the New Year’s baby for Wyoming that year. Bill worked in sales at McCormick Spice Company for most of his career years. He had been a scout master, Sunday school superintendent, president of Hudsonville Band Boosters, and took care of concessions at football games and at the Hudsonville Fair which was his passion. He loved golfing, bowling, and boating. Bill was a member of Fellowship Church and had been deacon at the former Heritage Reformed Church.

Surviving are his wife, Judy, whom he married on April 21, 1967; sons, Jason (Jen) Huitema, Kevin (Danielle) Huitema; grandchildren, Tiffany Meyer, Victoria (Eric) Day, Kylie (Jack) Huitema, and Alec (Daysi) Huitema; great-grandchildren, Rya Rodgers, Solveigh Kruse, Evihn DeJonge, Sylus Day, and Cooper Day. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Jeanette Huitema; sisters, Ruth Roerig, Esther Monte; and grandson, Jessee Fortin.

The family would like to thank his caregivers from Careology and Home Instead, Maddie, Michelle, Ally, and Aaron for making it possible to keep Bill at home.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Church, 6610 36th Ave., Hudsonville, with Rev. Shawn Hulst officiating. The burial will take place at Georgetown Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Monday, April 1, from 4-7 p.m. at Fellowship Church (enter through door A or D) and on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Fellowship Church Youth Group.

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Visitation
Monday, April 1
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Fellowship Church
6610 36th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Visitation
Tuesday, April 2
10:00am - 11:00am

Fellowship Church
6610 36th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Funeral Service
Tuesday, April 2
11:00am

Fellowship Church
6610 36th Ave.
Hudsonville, MI 49426

Leave Your Tribute Message

April 02, 2024 8:14am
Sir William Huitema, my best friend for 40 years. When you need him he is always there, he was even there when you didn't know you needed him! Some how he just knew. We shared good times and not so good times. Bill was such an amazing supporter of the Hudsonville Band Progam for many, many years. Also, a great golfing buddy.You will be missed by many and I am near the front of the line. Prayers for Judy, Jason, and Kevin - may God heal you, get you through the grief, and may you always remember the good times you shared together. I wish I could be with you today, but life gets in the way - four rehearsals with four different groups over four day, and 1000 miles away. I shall be there is spirit. Blessings on you all! DK Bennett

- DK Bennett

March 29, 2024 8:53pm
Judy, I pray that God brings healing to your heart, strength to get you through this difficult time, and peace knowing God's arms are wrapped around you. May the memories you shared with Bill warm your heart.

- Anne Marie Hojnacki




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