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Helene Ann (Tibbe) Buitendorp

July 13, 1930 ~ July 20, 2020 (age 90)


Mrs. Helene Ann Buitendorp, age 90 of Fremont, went to be with her Lord & Savior early Monday morning, July 20, 2020 from the Hume Home in Muskegon.  She was born on July 13, 1930 in Casnovia Township, Michigan to Gerrit & Martha (Luchies) Tibbe.  Helene had been a member of First Reformed Church in Fremont.  On May 25, 1951 she married Joe Buitendorp and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2015.  She was also preceded in death by an infant son; by her son Donald J. Buitendorp; by her sisters & brother:  Maxine Tibbe, Joyce DeRose, & Arthur Tibbe; by her brothers-in-law, Fritz Deuling & Erwin Buitendorp; and by her sisters-in-law, Emma Tibbe, Arlene Tibbe, & Marilyn Ream.  Helene is survived by 2 children:  David Buitendorp of Fremont, Jane (Dan) Price of White Cloud; 4 grandchildren:  Mike (Anna) Buitendorp, Kim (Patrick) Robinson, Stephanie Worth, Janet Lynch; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Deuling of Newaygo, Barb (Stan) Stroven of Fremont; brothers, Dale Tibbe of Fremont, Jim (Sue) Tibbe of Fremont; brothers-in-law & sister-in-law:  Jim DeRose of Muskegon, Lawrence Ream of Grant, Allen (Karen) Buitendorp Fremont; and by many nieces & nephews.  Visitation will be at the Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home from 12-2 PM on Thursday, July 23, 2020 with some closing words & prayer by Bill Johnson at 2 PM.  Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, a limited number of visitors will be allowed in at a time and masks are required.  There will be no funeral service, and interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont.  Suggested Memorial:  The Hume Home in Muskegon.  You can sign the online guest book at  Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.


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 Service Program


July 23, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc.
637 E. Main Street
Fremont, MI 49412

There will be no funeral service


The Hume Home
1244 W. Southern Avenue, Muskegon MI 49441

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