Irene Pike age 83 of Grand Rapids, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Beacon Hill of Eastgate.
The family will greet friends Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, 13603 Northland Drive, Cedar Springs, Michigan. The service will be held Monday 11:00 am at Good News Baptist Church, 6830 Eastern Avenue SE, Grand Rapids with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. Her grandson, Pastor Brian Cederquist officiating. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Alpine Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Bibles International, 609 36th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548 or the Beacon Hill Foundation, 1919 Boston Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.
Irene was born July 17, 1936 in McBain, Michigan the daughter of the late Alex and Katie (VanderVlutch) Bronkema. She and her husband Karl served together in Christian Ministry for over 50 years. She conducted 335 Mother & Daughter Banquets, Retreats and Christmas Programs over the years. She last worked at Bibles International for nine years.
Surviving are her husband, Karl whom she married on June 14, 1958; children, Kamilla (Dan) Boerema, Kimberly (Dale) Cederquist, Kevin (Janet) Pike, Kelly (Tom) Grifhorst, Kraig (Rachel) Pike, Katrina (Chris) DeMan; 19 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Diane Bronkema, Lori (Mike) Schutter; brother-in-law, Jon (Marilyn) Pike.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.