In memory of
Jean (Dykstra) Bruxvoort
In memory of
Jean (Dykstra) Bruxvoort
Bruxvoort (Dykstra), Jean 1/12/1933 - 2/22/2021 Cutlerville Jean (Dykstra) Bruxvoort, 88, returned to her heavenly home on February 22, 2021 with her loving family by her side after a brief illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Those who passed before her were her parents, brothers Pete, Harold and Butch Dykstra, sister Ruth Harrington. Jean was born on January 12, 1933 to Joseph and Dora (Austof) Dykstra in Byron Center, Michigan. After graduating from Byron Center High School in 1951, Jean began working at Pine Rest in the laundry department where she met her husband, Herman Bruxvoort, whom she leaves behind. Always, the Hostess with the Mostest, her deep love for family and friends was always apparent. Her generous, nature and servant's heart was evident when she welcomed a single mother with 4 kids to stay in our pop-up camper for a couple weeks until she could get back on her feet. Her cookies were famous at Heritage Baptist's teen bike ministry where she provided as much as 50 dozen for their summer ride. That was just one of the many acts of kindness we witnessed while growing up. When someone says "you're like your Mom" we take that as a compliment because we're proud to emulate her. Jean worked as a school bus driver for Byron Center for many years while providing day care to her grandchildren. Jean and Herm gave their children and grandchildren many fond memories of traveling and camping in several states sightseeing including scaring off a bear trying to steal our new Coleman cooler. She was the rock of our family with dinners and her reliable birthday cards and toilet paper Christmas gifts. She will be dearly missed by her husband, Herman, along with their five children: Debra Everts of Cutlerville, Kimberly Ward of Grand Rapids, Kathy (Klay) Watson of Alma, Timothy (Donna) Bruxvoort and Thomas (Diana) Bruxvoort both of Shelbyville plus many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She will also be missed by her sisters Bertha Talsma, Rose Meyerink, Marge Guekes, Judy Knight, Beverly Dykstra and sister in law Betty (Harold) Dykstra. She will be missed by her domino-playing friends. Great big Thank You to her Faith Hospice team for their care of Jean and her family during this transition of life. She was very proud that Western Michigan University accepted her for medical studies. The Celebration of Life will be Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church (1570 60th Street SE, Kentwood) with luncheon to follow at the church.
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Heritage Baptist Church
1570 60th St SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
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In memory of
Jean (Dykstra) Bruxvoort
Bruxvoort (Dykstra), Jean 1/12/1933 - 2/22/2021 Cutlerville Jean (Dykstra) Bruxvoort, 88, returned to her heavenly home on February 22, 2021 with her loving family by her side after a brief illness. Her devotion to her family and her firm belief in God supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace. Those who passed before her were her parents, brothers Pete, Harold and Butch Dykstra, sister Ruth Harrington. Jean was born on January 12, 1933 to Joseph and Dora (Austof) Dykstra in Byron Center, Michigan. After graduating from Byron Center High School in 1951, Jean began working at Pine Rest in the laundry department where she met her husband, Herman Bruxvoort, whom she leaves behind. Always, the Hostess with the Mostest, her deep love for family and friends was always apparent. Her generous, nature and servant's heart was evident when she welcomed a single mother with 4 kids to stay in our pop-up camper for a couple weeks until she could get back on her feet. Her cookies were famous at Heritage Baptist's teen bike ministry where she provided as much as 50 dozen for their summer ride. That was just one of the many acts of kindness we witnessed while growing up. When someone says "you're like your Mom" we take that as a compliment because we're proud to emulate her. Jean worked as a school bus driver for Byron Center for many years while providing day care to her grandchildren. Jean and Herm gave their children and grandchildren many fond memories of traveling and camping in several states sightseeing including scaring off a bear trying to steal our new Coleman cooler. She was the rock of our family with dinners and her reliable birthday cards and toilet paper Christmas gifts. She will be dearly missed by her husband, Herman, along with their five children: Debra Everts of Cutlerville, Kimberly Ward of Grand Rapids, Kathy (Klay) Watson of Alma, Timothy (Donna) Bruxvoort and Thomas (Diana) Bruxvoort both of Shelbyville plus many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She will also be missed by her sisters Bertha Talsma, Rose Meyerink, Marge Guekes, Judy Knight, Beverly Dykstra and sister in law Betty (Harold) Dykstra. She will be missed by her domino-playing friends. Great big Thank You to her Faith Hospice team for their care of Jean and her family during this transition of life. She was very proud that Western Michigan University accepted her for medical studies. The Celebration of Life will be Saturday, February 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church (1570 60th Street SE, Kentwood) with luncheon to follow at the church.
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Heritage Baptist Church
1570 60th St SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
Past Services ╲╱
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