Elizabeth "Betsy" Spitsbergen
12/22/1939 - 05/25/2021
Obituary For Elizabeth "Betsy" Spitsbergen
Elizabeth “Betsy” Spitsbergen, age 81, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ peacefully on May 25, 2021 with her family at her side. She was born in Farmsum, the Netherlands on December 22, 1939 to the late Andrew and Maria Smidts. The family immigrated to the United States when she was 11 years old. She graduated from Ottawa Hills High School, and was a server at Red Lobster for most of her working career. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Dan; son, Tom DeYoung; daughter and son-in law Tracey and James Dear. Grandchildren, Ken DeYoung, James Thomas Dear, Jalen Dear, and Jeremiah Dear, as well as her sister Jane (Jack) Koster, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 4:00 PM at the Sparta Church of the Nazarene, 665 13 Mile Rd. NW, Sparta, Michigan with Ed Douglas and Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Interment for family to follow at Myers Cemetery, Sparta. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Spectrum Hospice.
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