Obituary for Mark Randall Schuitema

Mark Randall Schuitema

Birth Date: Nov. 20th, 1958
Date Passed: Jan. 27th, 2018


Mark Randall Schuitema age 59, of Ravenna, MI died, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at home with his family. Mark was born on November 20, 1958 in Muskegon, MI to Ralph Clarence and Kathryn Marcella(Brondyke) Schuitema. Mark enlisted in the United States Navy and served 11 years from 1981 to 1992. He retired from Herman Miller due to his illness. Mark married Valerie (Burns) Rausch on September 19, 1987 and she preceded him in death on January 23, 1994. He later married Amy Jo Behler and they have 2 children. He was a member of VFW Post 446. Mark is survived by his wife of 22+ years: Amy Jo Schuitema of Ravenna, Son: Jonathan R. Schuitema, Daughter Kendra P. Schuitema, Step Daughter: Andrea L. Rausch of Norton Shores, Mother: Kathryn “Kay” Schuitema of Muskegon, Brothers: Ronald (Judy) Schuitema of Fruitport, Larry (Cindy) Schuitema of Cloverville, Bruce (Diane) Schuitema of Jenison and Sisters: Linda K. Schuitema of Grand Haven, Lisa (Brian) Miles of Norton Shores, Father in law and Mother in-law: John (Carol) Behler of Grant. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. A Memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna with Pastor Steve Hyma officiating. Cremation has taken place. The family will be at the funeral home from 12:00pm until time of service to greet friends. Memorials may be directed to: Ravenna High School Bowling Team, MCC Bowling Team, FFA of Ravenna or Hospice of Michigan. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


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