Obituary: Barbara Ellen Kersjes, 89, of Ludington,

June 15, 2020

Barbara Kersjes

Obituary: Barbara Ellen Kersjes, 89, of Ludington,

Barbara Ellen Kersjes, 89, of Ludington, passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Barbara was born on November 28, 1930 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Maurice and Edith (Hall) Sutton.  She was raised with three siblings: Virginia Sutton, Norma Bifulco, and Jim Sutton.

Barbara graduated from Grand Rapids Creston High School and on September 14, 1951, she was wed to Thomas Owen Kresjes at St. Alphonse Catholic Church in Grand Rapids.  Barbara was a member of the Red Hats Society.  When she wasn’t working out at West Shore Community College Wellness Center, she could often be found at the Ludington Senior Center where she enjoyed playing cards and yoga classes.

Barbara was a caring mother who was dedicated to her children. She loved the outdoors and in her earlier years, she spent time cross country skiing.

Barbara is survived by her seven children, Jerome (Pam) Kersjes of Spencerport, NY, Daniel Kersjes of Rockford, Jane Kersjes of PlymouthI, Julie (Michael) Haselhuhn of Ludington, Jack (Melinda) Kersjes of Cincinnati, Ohio, Glen Kersjes of Cedar Springs, Roger (Amy) Kersjes of Walker; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Simon Catholic Church, with Rev. Wayne B. Wheeler, Jr. presiding.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.

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