Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

Jeanice Marlene (Carpenter) Goltz, age 82, of Cedar Springs, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the Laurels of Kent. The daughter of Chester E. & Lela F. (Seeley) Carpenter, she was born on March 15, 1933 in Rockford.

Jeanice loved her family, crocheting, and being called “Grandma Great”. She was a member of the Rockin’ Red Hats Society of Cedar Springs and the Cribbage Club of Rockford. She also loved getting her hair done by her longtime friend, Jill, and also having her nails done.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 31 years, John William “Bill” Goltz; a baby sister; and her step father, Marvin Jeffries. Surviving are her children, Cheryl (Bruce) Andersen of Cedar Grove, WI, John (Kathy) Goltz of Mesa, AZ, Barry (Maureen) Goltz of Sparta, and Marlene (Mike) Turner of Gladewater, TX; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; brother, Charles E. (Chuck) Carpenter, of Rockford; sister-in-law, Melody Goltz of Grand Rapids; special friend, Heidi Watts; several nieces; nephews; cousins; and dear friends, Caroline Kelley and Lila Bowman, both of Cedar Springs.

A memorial celebration will be held from 12 Noon – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Febuary 27, 2016 at Cedar Springs American Legion, 91 N. 1st St., Cedar Springs. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Algoma Cemetery, 10516 Grange Ave. N.E., Rockford, with a luncheon to follow at Algoma Baptist Church, 10515 Grange Ave. N.E., Rockford.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Forgotten Seniors Ministries or Meals on Wheels. The family wishes to extend their special thanks to Jeanice’s caregivers at Gentiva Hospice and the Laurels of Kent in Lowell. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jeanice’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

6 Condolences

  1. Tricia Loman on February 25, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Our condolences. Prayers to the family.

  2. Diana Jorgensen on February 25, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Dear Cheryl and Family (Gigi)
    So sorry about your loss she was like a second mom to me for years also. She was a great lady and will be missed greatly. So greatful she did not suffer any longer than she had too. It makes my heart happy she is with your dad again and at peace. LOVE!! to all of you

  3. Heather on February 25, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I will always remember the holidays with Aunt Jeanice and Uncle Bill at the house in Rockford. Some of the best times when I was a child. I remember sitting in Mars bedroom – did you have bunk beds? I cant remember – and listening to the adults talk through the vents in the floor. I remember the wonderful smells of the holiday feasts we would have…and as always, the dreaded childrens table. HAHAHA. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Jeanice… She is loved and will be missed! All my love…Cousin Heather Stagman (Goltz) <3

  4. Dorene Ridenour on February 25, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of such a wonderful Lady. I think we met around 1997/1998 – she always treated us just like family, she had a wicked sense of humor, spoke her mind,and had so much love for everyone.

  5. Cathy Derr on February 25, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I did not know your Mom, Marlene, but I do know how precious they are. I still miss mine. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love ya! Cathy

  6. Bruce and Cheryl on February 25, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Mom, wishing you forever happiness, wholeness and a life in Glory with God and all your family who passed before you.

    We love and miss you…

Leave a Condolence