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Thomas A. Huttema age 56 of Grand Rapids, passed away Tuesday, March 1 2011 and went to be with his Lord after a brief and courageous battle with leukemia. Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Ardith Huttema in 2004.

He will be lovingly remembered by his father, Ken Huttema; siblings; Kathy (Frank) Hessel, Mike Huttema, Pam (Rick) Stonehouse, Nancy Hoffman, and Todd (Rebecca) Huttema; many special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his beloved cat, Coal.

Tom was a very kind and caring person… with a unique sense of humor. Over the past 30 years he worked in several different states as Registered Nurse — most recently at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, where many of his co-workers were also dear friends.

There will be an informal gathering for family and friends to celebrate Tom’s life from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Georgetown Christian Fellowship Church, 3668 Port Sheldon Street, Hudsonville. Honoring Tom’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private services will be held at a later date.

In honor of Tom, contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan or the Kent County Humane Society.


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  1. Kate on March 2, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    We are so sorry to hear the news. We are thinking about your family during this time of loss. Tom will be remembered by all of us over here. We pray that God will comfort you as you celebrate Tom’s life.

    The night shift nurses on L6 at Metro Health Hospital,

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