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Julie Genzink

Obituary for Julie Genzink

August 4, 1997 - June 1, 2017
Hamilton, Michigan | Age 19


Julie Genzink, age 19 of Hamilton, passed away at Spectrum Health on June 1, 2017 due to severe head injuries.

Julie graduated from Hamilton High School in 2016 and had completed one year at Grand Valley State University in hopes of receiving a degree in therapeutic recreation. While in high school, she played volleyball, golf, and tennis. She enjoyed spending time outdoors in many ways. Boating, paddle-boarding, and campfires are just a few of them.

She is survived by her parents Terry & Amy Genzink; sister, Tara; grandmother, Dorothy Rigterink; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and very special neighbors.

The family would like to thank all the special teachers and coaches in Julie's life and the staff of Spectrum that was so compassionate in their care. Words cannot express the family's thankfulness for the many ways the community reached out to them during this tragedy. Additionally, "Thank you" to Overisel Fire & Rescue for all they did.

Gift of Life was utilized in hope that another life might be saved.

Visitation is 5:00-8:00 pm, Monday, June 5, 2017 at Overisel Reformed Church, A4706 142nd Ave. Holland, MI 49423. Memorial services are 6:00 pm, Tuesday, June 6 also at Overisel Reformed Church.

Burial to be in Overisel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mary Free Bed Hospital, the "Be Nice" campaign, or a charity of choice.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan Be Nice Campaign
  • Be Nice
    107 Oakes SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Arrangements By

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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