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);
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.