Alice Raterink (73) passed away from lung cancer on August 19, 2020 with her family by her side. Alice was welcomed into the gates of heaven to reside for eternity.
She was born to the late Albert and Thea Reinsma on Sept 4, 1946 in the Netherlands. She was the middle daughter of the seven daughters born to Albert and Thea.
Alice was a wife, mother, hairdresser and homemaker. She loved her makeup, perfume and bright red lipstick. It was not often that she was seen without them. She loved holidays and celebrations. Alice enjoyed throwing parties and decorating and dressing up for the holidays. Alice was a woman of great faith. She had an excitement for life and was blessed by the magnificent life that God had provided her for all her years. Even when in the hospital, each person who passed by her room got a Jesus moment with her confidence and humor. She was filled with great laughter and joy for all the days of her life.
She was married to Harvey Raterink since 1970, and they lived together in Kentwood, Michigan for over 20 years before relocating to California. Alice is survived by her husband Harvey Raterink, her son Scott Raterink and his significant other Amanda Rosas, her daughter Theresa Quiroz and her son in law David Quiroz. She is also survived by her two grandchildren Carson and Cayleb Quiroz and her dog Chuckie.
As Alice loved parties, holidays and celebrations, we have chosen to hold Alice’s celebration of life on the 50th wedding anniversary of her and Harvey. This celebration will be held across states and countries via Zoom on Friday, October 9, 2020. More information will be sent to friends and families in the upcoming weeks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer society at donate3.cancer.org.