February 18, 1933 - January 25, 2016
Maury Witteveen, 82, of Traverse City passed away January 25, 2016. Maury was born in 1933 at home in Zeeland and raised in Holland, Michigan. He was the third of four boys of Martin O. Witteveen and Grace Stam Vandenbrink. His higher education started at Hope College and continued with the Signal Corps of the Army and the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Later, the Michigan Department of Transportation sent him to Yale University for a Masters degree. Back in Kalamazoo, then St. Johns, work took him to several offices. Rotating among divisions, Maury retired as the head of the Maintenance Division of MDOT in 1991, He moved to Suttons Bay because he loved the Big Lake so much. Maury's first marriage (Judy Koning) brought Debra and Lori. In 1961 he married Diantha (Lundin) and raised Peter, Ellen, and Sarah. In 2004 he married Elizabeth Stokes. Throughout his life, active social engagement shaped him: in sports, at school and well into retirement, outdoor volunteer work (handyman, Inland Seas school ship, Sharecare jobs, Michigan Ski for Light founding organizer), community boards and committees, and leading or participating in church events and projects. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, February 6, at 2 p.m. Visitation that day will be at Suttons Bay Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to noon, 218 W. Madison, Suttons Bay. Maury is survived by daughter Lori Stewart (David), son Guven Peter Witteveen (Lesley); daughters Ellen Teisman (William); Sarah Boynton (David); and grandchildren Joel Stewart (Mindy), Phillip and Ana Witteveen; Ben, Emily, and John Teisman; and Justin, Mason, and Evan Rohrback. Also brother Gerald Witteveen (Phyllis), sister-in-laws Edna Witteveen and Phillis Witteveen, and several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Donald and Norman, and daughter Debra. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that Maury be remembered by contributions to Inlands Seas Educational Association; Sharecare of Leelanau County; or the Suttons Bay Congregational Church. (Inland Seas Educational Association, P.O. Box 218, Suttons Bay 49682, ShareCare of Leelanau, 7401 E. Duck Lake Rd., #600, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653-8701, Suttons Bay Congregational Church, P.O. Box 70, Suttons Bay 49682). Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to sign the online guestbook and to share your memories with the family. The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Maury Witteveen, 82, of Traverse City passed away January 25, 2016. Maury was born in 1933 at home in Zeeland and raised in Holland, Michigan. He was the third of four boys of Martin O. Witteveen and Grace Stam Vandenbrink. His higher education... View Obituary & Service Information
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