This is in memory of Doris Ettema, and a personal thank you to:
Pastor Ken, for your support for Mom and Dad in the past and guiding the family. Each of us have made the same comment at different times that we could tell you truly took a special shining to Mom and Dad—it shows.
To Dulther & Dulther Moving Company, you and your crew were amazing moving Mom and Dad's possessions from the house to town. Mom told me "They were so good and quick it only took them a couple of hours."
To Dave and Marilyn Caroll, for all the things you did behind the scenes that we didn't know about until later.
To Lapeer County EMS and paramedics for responding to our calls, and there were many.
To the Imlay City Police Department for their response and support.
To Mrs. Tanis for the special column remembering mom.
To the "Wendy's Lunch Group," thank you for including Mom and Dad and helping whenever needed.
To Heatherton Place, for Mom and Dad's care.
To the Christian Reformed Church congregation where we grew up in, for the support and kindness you have shown.
When butterflies fade away, the leaves turn red and gold, and everywhere the dance and fall is beauty to behold.
Henry 'Hank' Ettema, girls and families, Imlay City
November 26, 2008