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Ancestors of Irene Vivian Schutter
Generation 1 1. Irene Vivian Schutter, daughter of Jacob Schutter and Jennie Alerink. She married Bruce
Wiersema, son of Thomas Wiersema and Geertje Groenink. He was born in Muskegon,
Michigan, USA. He died in Fremont, Newaygo, Michigan, USA.
Notes for Bruce Wiersema: WIERSEMA, MR. BRUCE Fremont Mr. Bruce Wiersema, age 80, went to be with his Lord & Savior
early Saturday morning. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan to Thomas & Gertrude (Groenink)
Wiersema. He had owned & operated Bruce Wiersema Ford in Fremont for 29 years until his
retirement in 1995, and he was a member of Trinity Christian Reformed Church in Fremont. He loved
to fish, and he loved to see his grandchildren & great grandchildren. He married Irene Schutter and
she survives him along with 4 children, Larry (Jane) Wiersema of Fremont, Glenn (Cindy) Wiersema of
Fremont, Linda (Bill) Dame of Fremont, Chip (Linda) Wiersema of Fremont; 16 grandchildren & 25
great grandchildren; brothers & sisters, John (Jan) Wiersema, Gay (Al) Geerlings, Doreen VanDyke,
Howard (Sandra) Wiersema, Kay (Ben) Kruithoff, Merele (Gord) Katt. He was preceded in death by 3
brothers, John T. Wiersema, Robert & Alan Wiersema. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM
on Wednesday at Trinity Christian Reformed Church (539 E. Pine Street) with Pastor Ron Redder
officiating. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont. Visitation will be at the Kroeze-
Wolffis Funeral Home from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Tuesday.
2. Jacob Schutter, son of Derk Schutter and Anna Wagenaar (Wagner) was born about 1905 in
Michigan, USA. He died in Muskegon, Michigan, USA. He married Jennie Alerink on 26-1-
1928. 3. Jennie Alerink, daughter of Charles (Yelle) Aalderink and Jennie Gebben was born on 26-1-1910 in
Michigan, USA. She died in White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, USA.
Notes for Jacob Schutter:
MR. OBITUARY Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, Page 23 SCHUTTER, MR. JACOB, 10212 Walsh Rd., Montague. Mr. Schutter passed away suddenly at his
home Thursday evening. The services for Mr. Schutter will be conducted by Pastor R. Leo Gathany
Monday at 2 p.m. at the Gee Memorial Chapel. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Montague. Mr.
Schutter is survived by his wife, Janet, 1 son, Calvin of Montague, 4 daughters: Mrs. Ray (Audrey)
Wybenga of New Era, Mrs. Bruce (Irene) Wiersema of Fremont, Mrs. Edward (Ann) Weesies of
Muskegon, Mrs. John (Elaine) Seaver of Montague. A daughter, Delores
preceded him in death. 1 brother, Dick Schutter of Phoenix, Arizona, 1 sister, Mrs. Harry (Trena) Weesies of Montague, 20 grandchildren. The family will meet with friends Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 9 p.m. -Gee. SCHUTTER, MR. JACOB, 10212 Walsh Rd., Montague. Services for Mr. Schutter will be conducted by Pastor R. Leo Gathany Monday at 2 p.m. at the Gee Memorial Chapel. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery in Montague. For a more lasting memorial friends are asked to consider the World Home Bible League. Envelopes will be available at the chapel. The family will meet with friends from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday. -Gee, 893-7565
Notes for Jennie Alerink: White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, Page 8-A SCHUTTER, MRS. JANET, Montague. Janet Schutter, age 91, of Montague, went to be with her Lord
on Sunday. She was born July 26, 1910 in New Era, the daughter of Charles and Jennie (Gebben)
Alerink. She married Jacob Schutter on January 26, 1928. Mrs. Schutter lived in Montague since the
age of seven. She was a member of Page 1 of 32
White Lake Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Audrey (Ray) Wybenga of New Era, Irene (Bruce) Wiersema of Fremont, Lorraine ” Ann” (Ed) Weesies of Spring Lake, Calvin
(Sharon) Schutter and Elaine (John) Seaver both of Montague; twenty grandchildren, fifty-seven
great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her
daughter, Delores Schutter, brothers, Gerret, Henry, Herman and Bert Alderink and sisters, Kate
Brink, Tillie DeMoore, Reka Nuismer and Margaret Kessler. The funeral service was held
Wednesday, September 26, 11 a.m., at White Lake Baptist Church in Montague with Rev.
Robert McNeil, officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Montague. Memorials to
White Lake Baptist Church are appreciated. Arrangements were by Cooper-Harris Funeral
Home, Shelby. Information donated by Matt Burns
Jennie Alerink and Jacob Schutter had the following children: 1. i. Irene Vivian Schutter. She married Bruce Wiersema, son of Thomas Wiersema and
Geertje Groenink. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan, USA. He died in Fremont,
Newaygo, Michigan, USA.
ii. Calvin J. Schutter was born.
Notes for Calvin J. Schutter: White Lake Beacon, Whitehall, Michigan, Page 7-B
Mr. Calvin J. Schutter, Montague. Calvin J. Schutter was called home to glory
surrounded by his entire family at his home following a brief illness. He was born
to Jacob and Janet (Alderink) Schutter. He married Sharon Bolthouse. He was a
contractor and farmer. He was well known for sharing his asparagus and poultry
with many. He was a founding member of Ferry Memorial Reformed Church in
Montague. He is survived by his wife, Sharon; 2 sons: Scott (Angie) Schutter,
Kevin (Linda) Schutter; 3 daughters: Deb (Bill) Schutter Jellema, Kristi (John)
Vincent, Sandy (John) Pickett; 14 grandchildren: Amanda (Troy) Wyant, Jake &
Jenna Schutter, Jodie Crow (Dennis Roesler), Kyle Crow (Anje Loftis), Steffanie
Jellema, Dan Vincent (Val Freye), Kelly Vincent, Cassie & Cara Pickett, Travis &
Troy Schutter, Rachael & Jared Knapp; son-in-law: Glen Crow; daughter-in-law:
Sandy Dalton; 4 sisters: Audrey (Ray) Wybenga, Irene (Bruce) Wiersema, Ann
(Ed) Weesies, Elaine (John) Seaver; sister-in-law & brother-in-law: Karon &
George Hunt; special friend: Fred Schmeling. He was preceded in death by twin
great granddaughters: Kaitlyn & Madison Wyant, by his parents, and by his sister:
Delores Schutter. A Memorial Service was held on Monday evening, at Ferry
Memorial Reformed Church in Montague. Interment was made in Oak Grove
Cemetery in Montague. Suggested Memorial: New Era Christian School. You may
sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements were by
Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.
iii. Audrey Schutter. She married Ray Wybenga.
iv. Ann Schutter. She married Edward Weesies.
v. Elaine Schutter. She married John Seaver.
vi. Delores Schutter.
Generation 3 4. Derk Schutter, son of Tamme Popkes Schutter and Aafien Jans van den Berg was born
on 8-9-1853 in Uithuizen. He died on 17-9-1937 in Muskegon, Michigan, USA. He married
Anna Wagenaar (Wagner) on 21-6-1879 in Muskegon, Michigan, USA. 5. Anna Wagenaar (Wagner), daughter of Harm Wagenaar and Luidina Jans Luitenant was born
on 4-10-1860 in Uithuizermeeden. She died in 5-1931 in Muskegon, Michigan, USA.
Notes for Derk
DERK MR. Obituary Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 17 September 1937, Page 2
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DERK SCHUTTER. Derk Schutter, 84 years old, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Noordhof, 477 Orchard avenue, after a long illness. He was a native of The Netherlands, born Sept. 8, 1853, and came to the United States 66 years ago, locating in Muskegon. He later resided in Montana for 17 years and the last 10 years again made his home in Muskegon. His wife, whose maiden name was Anna Wagner, died in 1931. He was a member of the First Reformed church. Surviving are, five sons, Thomas and Harm Schutter, of Muskegon, John Schutter, of Fremont, Dick Schutter of this city and Jacob Schutter of Montague; five daughters, Mrs. Henry Noordhof, at whose home he died, Mrs. John Noordhof, of Fremont, Mrs. Frank Johnson, of Muskegon, Mrs. Edward Borgeson, of Holland, and Mrs. Henry Weesies, of Montague; 34 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Page 26 SCHUTTER-Derk Schutter, aged 84, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Noordhof, 477 Orchard Ave. Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p. m. Saturday at the Clock Funeral Home. Rev. J. Bovenkerk officiating. Interment in Oakwood. Friends may view the remains at the residence until 1 a. m. Saturday. Notes for Anna Wagenaar (Wagner):
SCHUTTER, ANNA MRS.
(WAGNER) Obituary Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 7 May 1931, Page 2 MRS. DERK SCHUTTER IS CALLED BY DEATH. Mrs. Derk Schutter, 70 years old, died Wednesday morning at her home, 701 Hill street, after a long illness. She was born in The Netherlands Oct. 4, 1860, and came to this country 68 years ago, settling in Muskegon and always making her home here. Her maiden name was Anna Wagner. Her marriage to Derk Schutter took place June 21, 1879, in Muskegon. She was a member of the First Reformed church. Mrs. Schutter is survived by her husband; five sons, Thomas D., Harm, John and Dick Schutter, all of Muskegon, and Jake Schutter of Montague; five daughters, Mrs. Henry Nordhoff, Mrs. John Nordhoff, and Mrs. Frank Johnson, of Muskegon, Mrs. Harr