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Obituary: Larry A. Broertjes

March 14, 1955 – December 20, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Larry A. Broertjes Larry A. Broertjes, age 67, of South Holland, IL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Loving husband of Deb K. Broertjes, nee Goudzwaard. Proud dad of Melissa (Brad) Vander Woude, Jason (Stefanie) Broertjes; step-father of Mike (Shawna) Hoekstra, Greg Hoekstra, and Jason (Erin) Hoekstra. Fun grandpa of Matthew, Jon, Zack Vander Woude, Jeremy and Jackson Broertjes, Kaedin, Zoe, and Demetri, Rhea, and Leo Hoekstra. Beloved son of Will and the late Dorothy Broertjes; son-in-law of Larry and Grace Goudzwaard. Dear brother of Barb (Rick) Uittenbogaard, Joyce (Bradley) Dykstra, Bev (Earl) Nicodem, Dan (Carol) Goudzwaard, Bob (AnnMaree) Goudzwaard, Steve (Pam) Goudzwaard, and Tim (Ruth) Goudzwaard. Kind nephew and uncle of many.

Visitation Monday, December 26, 2022, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, December 27, 2022, at 10 a.m. at Spirit of God Fellowship Church, 16350 State Street, South Holland, IL, with Pastor Brian Kamstra officiating. Interment Skyline Memorial Park Cemetery – Monee, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Spirit of God Building Fund appreciated.

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