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Frederick Sytsma

February 13, 1921 — November 21, 2016

Frederick “Fred” Sytsma, age 95, of Ripon, WI, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016, at Maplecrest Manor in Ripon.

Fred was born February 13, 1921, in Crookston, MN, the son of John and Ida (Hookstra) Sytsma. He served our country in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945. On June 13, 1981, he married Mary Margaret “Micki” Greenwood in Chicago, IL. He worked as a sheet metal contractor. Fred was a member of Terrace Shores Evangelical Free Church in Markesan since 1982.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mary Margaret “Micki” Sytsma; one daughter, Carol (Dan) Akers; three sons, Frederick W. Sytsma, John R. Sytsma and Robert D. Sytsma. He is further survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry A.; daughter-in-law, Barbara; two brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 25, 2016, from 4 – 7:00 pm at Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, 515 Mayparty Dr., Ripon, WI 54971.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at 10:00 am at Terrace Shores Evangelical Free Church, W3278 County Road K, Markesan, WI 53946 with Full Military Honors following. Pastor Gary Zacharias will officiate. A memorial is being established in his name.

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