Marion Frances (Ver Hage) Rienstra
May 28, 1931 – March 24, 2021 (Age 89)
“Here I Am, Lord.” Isaiah 6:8
Mrs. Marion Rienstra, wife of the late Robert Rienstra, went home to her Lord on March 24, 2021.
Born in Prospect Park, New Jersey to Anthony and Jennie Ver Hage, she attended the local grade school where, with 5 other girls, formed the “Slick Chicks Club” that continued loving and supporting one another all of their lives (three of them preceded her in death).
Marion had a heart to serve the Lord, and was a member of His church all of her life, mostly with the Christian Reformed Church, first in New Jersey, then in Spring, Texas. She served in the church office, in several Bible studies, and with Northwest Assistance Ministries, sharing meals for those in need, and even babysitting. She spent the last three years of her life in Georgia, at the Merryvale Assisted Living facility, where she was well-loved and cared for, serving as part of the unofficial “activities” committee, always trying to gather people for a game of cards or dominoes.
Married to Bob Rienstra for 37 years (he passed in 1995), she had four sons. In their younger years she could be found moving her folding chair from one baseball game to another, to cheer each of them on, and her husband who served as coach. In her later years she could be found traveling from one home to another, enjoying and blessing her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She loved to travel, she loved to read, and most all she loved her family. She is survived by her four boys: Rob (Lynne), Brian (Donna), Ken (Sandy), and Kevin; 13 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Doris Struyk.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Covington, GA on March 29 at 6p.m., and a burial service will be held on April 10 in Cinnaminson, NJ.
In lieu of flower, donations can be made to Northwest Assistance Ministries of Spring, Texas at https://www.namonline.org/; or to Newton Pregnancy Resource Center of Covington, Georgia at http://www.newtonprc.org/.
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