Date of Death: February 25, 2021
Visitation will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12:00 noon at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Brenda Deily officiating.
Laura Mae Meersma, 81, of Three Rivers, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.
She was born December 13, 1939 in Baldwin, Wisconsin, the daughter of John L. and Helen (Wikkerink) Van Someren.
Laura was a nurse aide at River Forest Nursing Home, later Riverview Manor, for 20 years.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and sewing, and was a member of the Three Rivers Woman’s Club. She regularly participated with the club’s Afghan Ladies group, which recently surpassed 1,000 afghans made for the domestic assault shelter.
Remaining to cherish Laura’s memory are her husband of 60 years, Pieter Meersma; children, Michael (Jodi) Meersma, Caroline (John) Rentfrow and Sandra (Harry) Brown; grandchildren, Rachel (Mitchell) Hengesbach, Kimberly (Ford) Aldrich, Mariah (Maxwell) Cousineau, Jordon Meersma, Roxanne Brown and Joshua Brown; great-grandchildren, Ariyah Cousineau, Emilia Cousineau and Miles Hengesbach; brother, Louie (Audrey) Van Someren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by a great-granddaughter, Margot Hengesbach; and by three sisters, Ilene Moelter, Rozella Erikson and Joann Van Someren.
Donations in Laura’s memory may be directed to Rose Arbor Hospice or Southern Care Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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