Mrs. Esther M. Diekema, age 88 of Grandville, and formerly of Grant died Sunday, October 8, 2006 at the Brookcrest Nursing Home in Grandville. She was born Esther Mae Brumels in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Gertrude (Dekker) and Fred Brumels on February 13, 1918. She married Henry Dreyer on January 12, 1939 in Grand Rapids and he preceded her in death on September 13, 1962. She then married Arnold Diekema on August 28, 1964 in Grant and he preceded her in death on September 9, 1982. She was a Homemaker all her life. She was a member of Wyoming West 44th Christian Reformed Church.

She survived by her son Ray & Shirley Dreyer of Kent City, her daughter Nancy & Vern Crowner of Grandville, her step daughters Mary Watson of Bradford, TN, Julia & John Meyer of Grandville, 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, her brother and sister James & Nancy Brumels and Marjorie & Alvin Koster. She was preceded in death by her twin daughters Dorothy & Ruth, son Dale Dreyer and step-son Arnold Diekema.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P. M. from the McKinley Grant Chapel, on Friday, October 13, 2006 with Pastor Josh Fisher officiating. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery near Grant. Visitation will be held 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. Thursday. For Memorials please consider the Brookcrest Nursing Home in Grandville and/or Paralyzed Veterans.

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