Mr. Milo J. Schuitema, age 83, of Cedar Springs, went home to be with his Savior on Monday, February 25, 2013. He was a 1947 graduate of Rockford High School, served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, and was employed by Lear Siegler until 1991, retiring after 23 years. Milo was a faithful member of Pierson Bible Church. He is survived by his wife, Margery (nee Beemer) whom he married on December 12, 1992; children, Marsha and Jim Powell, Mike and Kim Schuitema, Sue and John O’Dowd,/ Judy Simmons, Allen and Teresa Hayman, Richard and Lily Hayman, Robert Hayman, Rickey Hayman; many special grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, brothers and sisters, Mrs. Marg Kronberg, Larry and Cosy Schuitema, Bob and Jeanne Schuitema, Bernard and Marie Schuitema, Dorothy and John Lanting; sister-in-law, Mrs. Maria Schuitema; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Patricia Pierson, on July 15, 1991, and brother and sister, Blaine and Mrs. Beatrice Winters, and brother-in-law, Ernest Kronberg. The Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for the gift of everlasting life through Jesus Christ for Mr. Schuitema will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Pierson Bible Church with Pastor Thomas Sluys and Pastor Darwyn Hassert officiating. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Pierson Bible Church, 101 W. Grand Street, Pierson, MI or Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave., SE, Ada, MI 49301. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church from 12:00 (noon) until the time of service on Saturday.
Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com