In loving memory of

John Lee Smitter
December 13, 1943 - January 5, 2022

John L. Smitter, 78, passed into life eternal on January 5, 2022, at Heartwood
Hospice in Spring Lake. He was born December 13, 1943, in Grand Rapids to
Lambert and Helen (Byker) Smitter. John was a devoted husband, father,
grandfather, and friend. Wherever he went, he left footprints of kindness and
love, courage and compassion, humor and inspiration, joy and faith. He will be
deeply missed by his wife of 58 years, Nancy (Landstra) and two daughters,
Pamela Smitter and Victoria (Jeff) Leech. John leaves his six precious
grandchildren, Madeline, Emma, Jack, Anthony, Elena, and Julia. He also leaves a
brother, Robert Smitter (Darlene) and Brother and Sister-in-Law Carroll and Ann
Landstra, and several nephews and nieces. A Celebration of Life Service will be
May 22 at Trillium Events 17246 Van Wagoner Road, Spring Lake, MI 49456.
Guests may greet the family from 2:00 to 2:45 pm. The service will begin at 3:00
pm. Please join the family at a reception after the service. This will be a social
time to celebrate John's life by sharing thoughts and memories of a life well lived. Memorial contributions in John's memory may be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community.


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