Rev. Georg F.W. Gerritsen, 85, of Port Huron, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family with loving care provided by Grace Hospice.
He was born in Batavia, Indonesia on September 11, 1934, son of the late Gerrit and Maya (Barbara) Gerritsen. Georg married Barbara Foulks on September 23, 1961, in Pemberton, New Jersey. After graduation from high school in the Netherlands, Georg graduated from Calvin College with an Associates of general studies in 1959. He went on and studied at Westminster Theological Seminary and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1963, and obtained his Master of Divinity in 1974. In 1980, Georg graduated with a Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Georg liked listening to classical music, traveling, and most importantly spending quality time with his friends and family. Georg served at Howarth, Thomas, Saginaw: West Michigan Avenue, Monroe: Calvary, Jeddo, Central-Lakeport, Caring Covenant Group Ministry: Oregon, Elba, Port Huron: Gratiot Park, and Washington Avenue before retiring in 2000.
Georg is survived by his wife Barbara of 59 years; son Greg Gerritsen of Port Huron; sisters, Maya (Bourke) Lyklema of the Netherlands, and Ruth Schneider of Germany; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Georg was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Smith Family Funeral Home-Hancock Street, Port Huron. Face masks are required and the service will be limited to ten persons. A live-streamed and local FM broadcasted (94.5) funeral service will begin at 5:00 p.m. Pastor Dan Bakay will officiate. Those not able to attend, will be able to watch Georg’s funeral service on the funeral home website under his obituary listing or by listening to Port Huron radio station 94.5 within 1000 feet of the facility.
To offer condolences, visit, www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com.