1912 - 1997
||Frederick Smitter |
||14 Sep 1912
||Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan [2, 3]
||6 Apr 1943 [2, 4]
- Fred enlisted on 6 Apr 1943 in Kalamazoo. At the time, he had completed one year of high school, was married, and had worked in several "unskilled occupations in manufacture of furniture". He eventually achieved the rank of corporal in the Army Air Corp.
||16 Feb 1997
||Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan [2, 5]
- SMITTER — Mr. Fred Smitter, aged 84, of Grand Rapids, went home to be with his Lord, Sunday, February 16, 1997. He is survived by his wife of 56 years Esther; his children, Vera and Luke VanderMaas, Ray and Carole Smitter, and Betty and Gary High of Petosky; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his brothers, John Smitter and Clarence (Grace) Smitter; his sister, Shirley (Edward) Page; his sisters-in-law, Beatrice Smitter, Jeanette Howe, and Eleanor Bremer. Funeral Services including Committal will be held Wednesday 1 PM at the Zaagman Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kent Fry officiating. Interment will take place at Fulton Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Third Reformed Church Sound System or Hospice of Greater Grand Rapids. Zaagman Memorial Chapter, 1865 Eastern Ave. SE.
||19 Feb 1997
||Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan [2, 3, 5]
||Smitter, Fred (1912-1997) and Esther (Bremer) (1917- )
Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.
||19 Sep 2010 |
||Nicholas Smitter, b. 12 Mar 1883, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan , d. 21 Oct 1937, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan |
||Afke Klooster, b. 5 Dec 1888, Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands , d. 24 Nov 1982, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan |
||12 Dec 1906
||Arlene, Missaukee County, Michigan
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||Smitter, Nicholas and Effie (Afke nee Klooster) Family|
Nicholas and Effie (Afke nee Klooster) Smitter family. Standing L to R: Frederick, Anna, Evelyn Mary, Lambert, Catherine, and Edna Hermina. Seated L to R: John Harvey, Nicholas, Clarence "Claus" Harold, Effie (Afke). Circa 1926.
||Smitter, Fred, Nicholas, and Lambert|
Nicholas Smitter (middle) with his sons, Fred (left) and Lambert (right)
||Smitter, Fred and Esther (Bremer)|
Fred and Esther (Bremer) Smitter
- [S269] Smitter Family Genealogy (James Batenburg), page 11.
Grand Rapids Press? article. Saturday, 8 September 1990, B12.
- [S325] US Veterans Gravesites Database (Ancestry), (accessed 19 Sep 2010).
- [S334] Headstone Inscription, Smitter, Fred (1912-1997) and Esther (1916- ). Fulton Street Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.
- [S326] WWII - Army Enlistment Records (Ancestry), (accessed 19 Sep 2010).
- [S279] Newspaper: Grand Rapids Press, Monday, 17 February 1997, page C9.