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Ann Raterink


Ann Raterink, aged 61 of Grand Rapids, died Friday, November 23, 2018.  She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Wayne; children, Abbigale (Josh) Schwander and Cameron Raterink; grandson, Lucas Schwander; brother, Jim (Patti) Burruss; sister, Julie Burruss; brother-in-law, George (Ginger) Raterink and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Ann had a heart of gold and  loved the beach, boating, sun and sand.  She was the most kindhearted, selfless person you’d ever meet.  Ann was employed for over 35 years at Cannonsburg Ski Area as their controller.  She loved her pets: Hobbit, Madison and Felix.  There will be a celebration of Ann’s life in the summer.  No flowers please; in memory of Ann, please make contributions to the Humane Society of West Michigan, 3077 Wilson, NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan  49534; or The Spectrum Health Foundation for the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Center, 100 Michigan, NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan  49503.

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8 Responses

  1. Dear Wayne, Abbigale, and Cameron – my heart goes out to you all. I am
    so sorry for your loss.

  2. Jim, Patti and family,

    We are so sorry for the loss of your dear sister Ann. It’s always so difficult to lose a member of your family. May her precious memories help keep her spirit alive. Blessings to you and your family. We will keep you in our prayers.
    God bless you all,
    Rich and Mary

  3. She will be forever missed and we were so very fortunate to have known her for so many years! Our hearts go out to Wayne, Abbie and family and Cameron❤️

  4. Lil and I are so sad to hear this news. Your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. This is a difficult time but your friends and family are there to lean on. Sail on, Ann.

  5. Wayne and Family,
    Our deepest sympathies to you all. We are so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. She was a fun and spirited person and I will cherish the memories I have of her.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. Ann was so much fun, always happy and always smiling. I will miss her at Cannonsburg for sure.

  7. We are so sorry for your loss. I have so many wonderful memories of Ann when we were kids and shared many adventures together. We hope that the memories that you all have and the love you shared will bring you peace and a smile to your faces forever more.

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