Roetman Graveyard

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These photos were taken August 22, 2015.

leonard roetman stone
Leonard Roetman… *note incorrect spelling 1872-1930


sarah roetman stone
Sarah Elizabeth Volk Roetman 1874-1941


john hattie gravestone4
John Roetman 1896-1982 Hattie Apsey Roetman 1887-1969

john hattie gravestone



Baby Marie Dorothy Roetman’s resting place. The grass has grown over her marker and it is buried underground.  There are many babies in this area, so it might have been the infant burial cemetery at one time.


gertrude bush stone
Gertrude Roetman Bush 1894-1929


*The following pictures are courtesy of Find a Grave.

Helen Roetman Winn 1890-1924


john roetman stone
John Roetman 1865-1919


jennie roetman stone
Jennie Rotier Roetman 1870-1905


mary roetman stone
Mary Roetman 1870-1941


Martin Roetman 1869-1919


Cora Roetman 1882-1968


John Roetman 1902 age 22 days


Do not stand at my grave …and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.
by Mary Elizabeth Frye – 1932

Leonard, Sarah, Baby Marie, Helen, and Gertrude are buried in

Fairplains Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA

John and Hattie Roetman are buried in
Blythefield Memory Gardens
Kent County
Michigan USA

John (Jan), Jennie, and Mary Roetman are buried in
Washington Park Memorial Gardens
1205 Richmond Avenue
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan USA

Martin, Cora, and Baby John are buried in
Fulton Street Cemetery
791 E. Fulton Street
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA