Peter Teitsma

  • Died: May 8, 2018
  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tribute & Message From The Family

Peter passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Peter was a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the time of passing.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family during a memorial visitation on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Drive SW.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Baruch Senior Ministries.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Pete was almost a member of our family. My Dad and Mom were very close to both Anne and Pete. Thanks for all the wonderful memories during my growing up years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless you all! Nancy & Neil

Posted by Nancy (Barkwell) Elmer - Powell, OH - friend   May 30, 2018

We thought the world of your dad! He always had a smile on his face no matter what adversity he was facing. He had gone golfing many times in the past few years with Scott's dad and several others even though his vision was poor. A more gentle , kinder man than your dad could not be found. He is missed.

Sympathies,
Scott and Brenda Langeland

Posted by A friend   May 23, 2018

Rest In Peace Pete
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day... unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear
With much love from The Avery's

Posted by Allen Avery - Castle Rock, CO   May 22, 2018

Rick and I send our love as you travel these days ahead.

Posted by A friend   May 22, 2018

Pete was a such a nice person, a second father to Mike growing up. I only had the pleasure of knowing him a few years. Don and Josette loved him very much. He will be greatly missed. Prayers go out to your family.

Posted by Darcy Williamson - Grand Rapids   May 22, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you travel this difficult road. How blest you were to have your father with you so long! Praise be to our Lord that he is now in the mansion prepared for him!

Posted by Lizanne Hoffman - Kentwood, MI   May 21, 2018

Uncle Pete helped build cabinets in the kitchen in our house on Sherman Street in the 40's. Lots of great memories starting probably 75 years ago riding a bobsled down the hill across the street from their house where the church is now. Many fun times at their house, and years later playing golf. Kathy's mother lived near Pete and on occasion we would visit and reminisce about old times. Lots of great memories with Uncle Pete. We miss you and you will be in our hearts forever.

Love, Homer and Kathy

Posted by Homer Teitsma - Casnovia, MI   May 15, 2018

Posted by Homer Teitsma - Casnovia, MI   May 15, 2018

Uncle Pete was a mentor early in my growing up years. He helped me build my first saw horeses (which I still have), a chess board end table (which unfortunately burned up in a house fire), and "monkey fist" which ended up with a grand child. He was a true friend who is greatly missed.

Posted by Jerry Teitsma - Granby, CO   May 12, 2018

Grandpa T was the only grandparent' I have had whom I didn't feel it necessary to alter myself around. He was a true Christian who entrusted his life to a loving God that loves all for both their likeness and individuality. I am eternally grateful for him welcoming me into his family as though I were his own great-grandchild. I am a better person for having had the opportunity to love him, and to spend some wonderful days with just him and I throughout this last year. Love you always, Gramps!

Posted by Amber Warmelink - Lowell, MI   May 11, 2018

Pete was a fantastic man of such laughter. I got the honor to know him and his bright sense of humor everyday. He was truly a great friend to me and always brought a smile to my day.

Posted by Merissa Nelson - Grand rapids, MI   May 11, 2018

Pete lived his life to the fullest, and it always showed. I always wished I could have been a mouse in my dad's pocket to see and hear those two out on the golf course. They sure had some amazing years golfing together at Gracewill.

Posted by Pat Raap - Coopersville, MI   May 10, 2018

Pete always had a smile and positive attitude about life. His freshly baked apple pies were awesome! What a great dad . . . . .and grandpa to so many.

Posted by Sue Edema - Grand Rapids, MI   May 10, 2018