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Phyllis Anderson Balkema
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1925
Muskegon Heights
Muskegon County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 2002
Spring Lake
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA

daughter of Arthur R Anderson (1892-1982) & Frances M Hess (1901-1991)

m1: Dallas Bernard Morse (1925-1952) on 20 Oct 1945 at Muskegon Hts., Muskegon Co, MI
m2: Harold Balkema on 14 November 1953 at Muskegon Co, MI

children of Phyllis & Dally:
Ronald Morse (1946-)
Paula Rae Morse Bourdon (1950-)

child of Phyllis & Harold:
Stanley Balkema (1955-)

Phyllis Balkema, age 76, passed away Wednesday February 6, 2002 at her home. She was born December 1, 1925 to Arthur and Frances Anderson in Muskegon Heights. She married Harold Balkema in November 1953. Her first husband, Dallas B Morse, preceded her in death in 1952. Mrs. Balkema grew up in Muskegon Heights graduating from Muskegon Hts. High School in 1943. She was a long time member of Olivet Reformed Church of Muskegon and had been very involved in the Ladies Guild. After moving to Spring Lake in 1964, she joined Christ Community Church. She was very active for many years in the Oswald Group of NOCH and was a longtime member of Spring Lake Country Club. Mrs. Balkema was previously co-owner of Mona Shores Toyota and currently co-owner of Great Lakes Insurance Agency in Muskegon.

Survivors included her husband, Harold, 2 sons, Ron (Joan) Morse of Spring Lake, Stan (Sue) Balkema of Norton Shores; 2 daughters, Paula (Tom) Bourdon of Norton Shores, Linda Jo Balkema of Muskegon; 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; 1 brother, Bob (Doris) Anderson of Fruitport; 2 sisters, Dorothy Grover of Muskegon, Shirley (Bill) Van Dam of Grand Rapids, nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by 2 brothers-in-law, Vern Runk and Len Plummer.

Service: 11:00am Saturday, Christ Community Church, Spring Lake. Visitation: 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday at the church. Interment: Spring Lake Cemetery. Memorials: Hospice of N. Ottawa Community, Christ Community Church Memorial Fund. (VanZantwick Bartels Kammeraad Funeral Home/Spring Lake).
Family links: 
  Arthur R Anderson (1892 - 1982)
  Frances Marquerite Hess Anderson (1901 - 1991)
  Dallas Bernard Morse (1925 - 1952)
  Harold S Balkema (1925 - 2013)
  Dorothy Mae Anderson Plummer (1923 - 2005)*
  Phyllis Anderson Balkema (1925 - 2002)
  Robert E Anderson (1929 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Lake Cemetery
Spring Lake
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Laura Plummer Ranville
Record added: Nov 22, 2008
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