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Georg Gerritsen

Rev. Dr. Georg F.W. Gerritsen

Tuesday, September 11th, 1934 - Friday, May 15th, 2020
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Obituary

85, of Port Huron, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family with loving care provided by Grace Hospice.

He was born in Batavia, Indonesia on September 11, 1934, son of the late Gerrit and Maya (Barbara) Gerritsen.

Georg married Barbara Foulks on September 23, 1961, in Pemberton, New Jersey.

After graduation from high school in The Netherlands, Georg graduated from Calvin College with an Associates of general studies in 1959. He went on and studied at Westminster Theological Seminary and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1963, and obtained his Master of Divinity from there as well in 1974. In 1980, Georg graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He served for 28 years at various United Methodist Churches in Michigan. He is the author of "The Ordeals of a Survivor". He liked listening to classical music, traveling, and most importantly spending quality time with his friends and family.

Surviving in addition to his wife Barbara of 59 years is his son, Greg Gerritsen of Port Huron; sisters, Maya (Bourke) Lyklema of The Netherlands, and Ruth Schneider of Germany; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Georg was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

A face mask required and ten person limited visitation will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Home-Hancock Street. A live-streamed and local FM broadcasted (94.5) funeral service will begin at 5:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Bakay and Brian Ake will co-officiate. Those not able to attend, will be able to watch Georg's funeral service on our website under the obituary for him or will be able to listen on a local radio station (94.5) within 1000 feet of our facility. Smith Family Funeral Home is honored to provide multiple ways of celebrating Rev. Dr. Georg Gerritsen's life during these trying times.

Memorials are suggested to Grace Hospice or West Minister Theological Seminary.

To sign our online guestbook or share a memory please visit, www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 18th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Monday, May 18th, 2020 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Smith Family Funeral Home - North
    Address
    1525 Hancock Street
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
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  • Service

    Monday, May 18th, 2020 | 5:00pm
    When
    Monday, May 18th, 2020 5:00pm
    Location
    Smith Family Funeral Home - North
    Address
    1525 Hancock Street
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Dan Bakay
  • Interment

    Location
    Lakeside Cemetery
    Address
    3663 10th Ave
    Port Huron, Michigan 48060
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Maurice L. Provencal

Posted at 04:56pm
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Maurice Provencal

Posted at 04:49pm
Georg was married to my sister who he loved every much and also his son Greg. He loved preaching to others. He will be missed by my family. Carol and Maurice Provencal
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Jack Harnish

Posted at 09:25am
Giving thanks for a faithful servant of Christ, a Methodist Traveling Preacher. "...but when traveling days are over, not a shadow, not a sigh. When we all get to heaven..." Peace and blessings in to hope of Glad Reunion. --Jack Harnish
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Rodrick Majcher

Posted at 07:28pm
He was a warm and generous human being that chose to devote a large part of his life to the service of others. I enjoyed his company and will miss him.
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Brenda Turner

Posted at 12:45pm
Such a great man, As pastor at church he spent a lot of time with our youth group. He went on a canoe trip one weekend with us an had a enjoyable time. RIP dear friend.
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