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“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”
 
Norma Jean Peterson, age 78, of Jenison, passed away at home on Monday, March 11th, 2019. Norma was born on December 27th,1940 to the late Sidney and Jeanette (Bruining) Woudstra. She grew up in Wyoming and graduated from Wyoming Park High School. After completing her cosmetology certification, she worked for a short time as a cosmetologist and later began work for Smith Industries. She continued her career at Smiths’ and retired after 48 years of service.
 
Norma lived a long life centered around those she loved. Those who hold her close in their hearts will smile remembering her joy for shopping, gift giving, football watching, and daily visits & phone calls.
 
Norma was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Mark Braat; and grandson, Joshua Braat. She is survived by her daughter, Kristin Braat; granddaughter, Ashley & Andrew Brown; grandson, Mark & Mary Braat; the littlest loves of her life, her great-grandchildren, Joshua Braat Jr., Makenzie Downs, Hendrik Brown, Addison Brown, and Baby Braat- to come; sisters, Bonnie & Jim Linscott, Cheri & Charles Crick, and many nieces and nephews and beloved friends. 
 
Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. Visitation with the family will begin at 4 p.m., on Sunday, March 17, 2019  at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Ave. S.E. , Wyoming, 49548, with a memorial service immeditatly following starting at 5 p.m.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Norma’s honor to Gift of Life Michigan;  http://giftoflifefoundationmi.org/to-contribute/
 
To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Norma’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

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

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  1. Marjorie Medja on March 14, 2019 at 11:15 pm

    Dear Kris and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know your mother and grandmother were a big part of your life, and she will dearly be missed. May God grant you and your loved ones peace and comfort in your time of grief. Love Marjie



  2. Tami Christie on March 15, 2019 at 1:24 am

    I will never forget the year I was going to college and working minimum hours. With 2 kids to feed there just wasn’t any extra money for Christmas that year and I told my friend Kris about it. A couple days later Kris and her mom, Norma, showed up at my house with Christmas for me and my kids. I will never forget that act of kindness and generosity. I’m so sorry for your loss Kris and family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. You all are in my thoughts and prayers, Hugs. Tami



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