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Gerrit Herman Witvoet

March 20, 1956 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 65)

Obituary

Gerrit Herman Witvoet, age 65, of Riceville, passed away Monday, December 6, 2021, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens.

Gerrit was a native of Hammond, IN and former resident of Lynwood, IL before moving to McMinn County 25 years ago.  He was a son of the late Albert and Mabel Hoekstra Witvoet.  He is also preceded by sister Jeanie Witvoet and brother Johnny Witvoet.

Gerrit was a member of Covenant Baptist Church and had attended Fairview Baptist Church.  He was a retired self-employed diesel mechanic.  Gerrit loved his church, his family, and especially loved his grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years Susan Martin Witvoet;

Daughters Patricia Swafford (fiancé Paul) and Pamela Witvoet;

Sons Gerrit Witvoet, Steven Witvoet (Chastia) and Matthew Witvoet (Ashley);

12 Grandchildren;

Sisters Mable Forrest (David), Susie Kegebein (Bill), Alice Jacob (Don) and Karen Light (Lonnie);

Brothers Albert Witvoet, Larry Witvoet, Freddy Witvoet (Diane) and Timmy Witvoet (Pam).

Funeral services will be at 2 PM, Friday December 10, 2021 at Ziegler Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Scallions officiating.  Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Afterwards, a dinner will be held at Covenant Baptist Church for friends and family.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 11 AM – 2 PM, Friday at Ziegler Funeral Home.

If you are unable to attend the visitation or funeral service, you can sign the online guest registry at: www.zieglerfuneralhome.com

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Gerrit Herman Witvoet.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 10, 2021

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
ZIEGLER FUNERAL HOME
521 W MADISON AVE
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Funeral Service
Friday
December 10, 2021

2:00 PM
ZIEGLER FUNERAL HOME
521 W MADISON AVE
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Interment
Friday
December 10, 2021

3:00 PM
CEDAR GROVE CEMETERY
S. Hill Street and Glendale Ave.
ATHENS, TN 37303

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