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Claire V. Postma
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1914
Death: Mar. 7, 2005

March 7, 2005 Posted: 3-10-2005 Oceanas Herald Journal
Postma, Claire, 90, of Grand Rapids, under the loving care of the Curran family and Hospice went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, March 7, 2005. She was born July 5, 1914 to Renn and Nellie Postma of rural New Era where she grew up along with her four sisters who survive her: Rica Postma and Grace (Len) Brink, Ethel Walhout, Joyce (Gerald) Tuuk; also many nieces, nephews and their families. In 1938 Claire came to live with & assist the Frank and Vivian Curran (now deceased) family. She continued on with the Curran family for the next 66 years, touching the lives of five generations. Survivors of Claire's special family include Thomas & Patrick Curran of Grand Rapids; children, Frank, Mary, Dan, Jane, Tom, Susan & Paul; 15 Curran grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Robert Curran of Grand Rapids; Paul & Therese (Curran) Rowe of Bay City, Mich. and their children, Marjorie, John, Jeanne & William & seven Rowe grandchildren.Interment will be in New Era Cemetery.

June 23, 1900 Grant, Oceana, Michigan
Peter Postma 49 b.Nov.1850 Holland, imm.1881, farmer
Renske Postma 41 b.Apr.1859 Holland, imm.1882
Renna Postma 14 b.Dec. 1885 Mich., in school
Fannie Postma 11 b.Oct. 1888 Mich., in school
Bennie Postma 4 b.July 1895 Mich.

April 21, 1910 Grant, Oceana, Michigan
Peter Portma 59 Holland(Dutch), imm.1881, farmer
Reurke Portma 51 Holland(Dutch), imm.1882, 3 of 6 children living
Renn Portma 24 Mich. laborer/home farm
Benjiman Portma 14 Mich.

Jan. 7,1920 Grant, Oceana, Michigan
Postma, Renase 34 Mich. Holland Holland farmer
Wife Nellie 34 Holland Holland Holland
Dau. Rica 8 Mich. Mich. Holland
Dau. Clara 5 Mich. Mich. Holland
Dau. Ethel Sadie 1yr. 1 m. Mich. Mich. Holland

1930 Grant, Oceana Co., Michigan
Postma, Renn 44 Mich., farmer
Nellie 45 Netherlands
Rica 18 Mich.
Clara 15 Mich.
Ethel 11 Mich.
Grace 7 Mich.
Cinella 1 Mich.

1940 Grant, Oceana, Michigan
Renn Postma 54 Michigan farmer
Nelle Postma 55 Netherlands
Ethel Postma 21 Mich. Stainer/Tanning
Grace Postma 17 Mich.
Joyce Postma 11 Mich.

Family links: 
  Renase Postma (1885 - 1944)
  Nellie Folkema Postma (1885 - 1958)
  Rica L. Postma (1911 - 2006)*
  Claire V. Postma (1914 - 2005)
  Ethel Sadie Postma Walhout (1918 - 2008)*
  Grace Postma Brink (1923 - 2016)*
  Cinella Joyce Tuuk (1929 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
New Era Cemetery
New Era
Oceana County
Michigan, USA
Created by: sharon cartwright
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
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Claire V. Postma
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Claire V. Postma
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