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Inamae Skutt, age 88, passed away Tuesday evening, August 31, 2021 at Mission Point of Belding. The daughter of Cornelius & Jean (Goman) DeKorne, she was born on July 14, 1933 in Grand Rapids and was a 1951 graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School.

Inamae earned her bachelor’s degree from Calvin College and two master’s degrees from Western Michigan University and worked as an educator in both public and private schools in the Grand Rapids area. She loved photography, traveling, music, reading, embroidery, and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her children, Dottie & Rich Broersma, Joanne & Bill Tippett, David & Christie Skutt, and Roger & Tesa Skutt; a sister, Wilma Kunard; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Raymond Kunard.

Graveside committal services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2021 East Nelson Cemetery, east of Cedar Springs on 18 Mile Road N.E. (between Pine Lake and Tisdel Avenue), with Pastor Jeremy Scripps of Pine Grove Community Church officiating.

Instead of flowers, Inamae would have appreciated contributions in her memory to the National Park Foundation ( To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Inamae’s  online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.



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  1. Christie and David Skutt on September 5, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Mom loved Billy Graham and she had a deep love and trust in the Lord. She often said she prayed for all her children and grandchildren daily. We remember her at Thanksgiving time,Christmas and Birthdays. She loved fried chicken from Gobles, Mi. We often went to her home in the country to have family get togethers. We would pick walnuts up for her in her yard and help with her garden. She loved being out in nature, swimming at Covert park and at the beech. We would pick raspberries and blueberries and she loved to go for rides to get Sherman ice cream in South Haven. Thank you mom for all your love through the years, your stories about Williamsburg, Skyline drive and for sharing your Appalachian music on the dulcimer. We will miss you. We remember you telling us how you loved the 91st and 23rd Psalm. I know we will be together again someday. Love you forever. Love always, Bud,Christie,Joseph and Rachel. Xoxo

  2. Dick and Mary on September 6, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Mary and I share your sorrow for the passing of Inamae, but also share your happiness for the many happy memories of her life, and her many contributions to our Skutt family.

    Mary and I especially remember the times we spent with David and Inamae when our children were young..

    We are thinking about all of you at this time. May you all be well!

  3. Deb Land, LPN MPOB on September 6, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Sorry for your loss – a loss for all of us! I enjoyed joking around with Inamae as I cared for her. She had a great sense of humor!

  4. Jill Renucci RN on September 6, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Inamae will be missed. She loved everyone and everything. She is now with her mother and no longer has to worry about calling her . ๐Ÿงก May she sing and dance in heaven pain free. ๐Ÿ’•

  5. Stephanie schmitz cna on September 7, 2021 at 1:11 am

    Inamae, was a great person, I will miss her and I loved taking of her. I’m so sorry for you loss. ๐Ÿ˜ž Keeping you in my prayers.

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