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Doris Ettema

Died: Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Age: 82
Doris Ettema, 82, of Imlay City passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at her home.

Doris Engle was the daughter of Sidney and Anna Engle born on March 23, 1926 in Clawson.

She grew up in Clawson and moved to Imlay City before high school. Doris graduated from Imlay City High School class of 1943. She spent most of her life in the Imlay City community.

She married Henry Ettema on January 25, 1947 in Imlay City.

Doris was a member of the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church and a member of “The Doris Group.’’ She had worked at Artplace Cleaners in Imlay City and worked at Ettema Brothers Farms of Imlay City. She was head of the celery line packing. She helped the Willing Workers for the Imlay City Christian School.

Doris is survived by her husband, Henry “Hank’’ Ettema of Imlay City; daughters, Patricia (Glenn) Wilcox of Wetumpka, Alabama, Carol (Gerald) Quimby of Imlay City, Sandy (Mark) Johnson of Lapeer, and Kathleen (Garrett) Billmire of Earlsville, Maryland; 9 grandchildren, Michael (Grace) Dean, Brian Dean, April (Aaron) Burrell, Jason Quimby, Christopher Quimby, Mark Johnson, Paul Johnson, Allison Billmire and Garrett Billmire; 7 great-grandchildren, Kendal Dean, Christian Dean, Cody Dean, Cierra Dean, Connor Dean, Phillip Johnson and Matthew Johnson; brother, Harry Engle of Inverness, FL.; sister, Ruth Stamman of Capac; and in-laws, Trace Elling, Garret (Sue) Ettema, Mini (John) Van Soest and Marguerite Ettema. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Anna; sisters, Clara Engle and Ethel Fardin; and brothers, Earl Engle and Paul Engle.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 28 at the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church. The Reverend Kenneth VanderHorst of Imlay City Christian Reformed Church officiated. Burial followed at Imlay Township Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements were made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City.
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