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Catherine Greydanus

August 30, 1933 ~ November 02, 2018

Visitation: November 04, 2018 2:00 to 4:00 PM
   Location: Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service
Service: November 05, 2018 11:00 AM
   Location: Bozeman Christian Reformed Church
Graveside Service: November 05, 2018 10:00 AM
   Location: Gallatin Valley Sunset Memorial Gardens off Frontage Rd.

Catherine Jean (Veltkamp) Greydanus

Catherine entered her heavenly home on Friday, November 2, 2018, with her children by her side.  Born at home in the country near Manhattan, she lived out her life in the Gallatin Valley.  She was the eldest daughter of eight children born to Wieber and Jennie Veltkamp.

Married on October 10, 1952, Arie Greydanus, Jr. and Catherine shared nearly 52 years of marriage before he passed away in 2004.  Catherine was a wife, mother, and homemaker for most of her life.  Though her formal education was limited to completing 8th grade at Cottonwood School, she was an astute business woman. She and Arie ran a dairy farm, which kept her busy and provided abundantly for her family. Catherine drove school bus for Manhattan Christian and Amsterdam Schools for 26+ years.  In addition to her daily route, she greatly enjoyed driving students on many field trips and sports/music events.  Upon retirement, she and Arie managed a daily rural Chronical delivery route for which they received many accolades and awards. 

Catherine was a charter member of the Bozeman Christian Reformed Church. She and Arie taught Sunday School for many years. The church choir was enhanced by her beautiful alto voice. She was a self-taught musician who loved to sing and play piano and keyboard. She volunteered for Love, INC., helping to manage the linen closet. 

The Belgrade Senior Center, founded by her mother and aunts, was a friendly gathering place.  There she enjoyed many activities and healthy meals.  She served on the Board of Directors and was instrumental in organizing successful fundraisers for the Meals-on-Wheels program.

An amazing cook and baker, her family enjoyed her freshly baked bread, cinnamon rolls, cookies and cakes.  During the holidays, she gifted hundreds of gingerbread boy cookies that were especially appreciated by her grandchildren.  She once baked for the Churchill Retirement Home and, along with her aunts and cousins, cooked at a camp for diabetic children. 

Games were a favorite pastime for Catherine, especially Scrabble or Words-with-Friends.  She had a keen mind for cryptograms and could readily recite birth and anniversary dates for her many extended family members without having to consult her calendar.   Catherine enjoyed writing poetry, once writing a poem that included all the surnames of her Kamps family relatives for a reunion.

Catherine and Arie had seven children: Janet Greydanus Ball, Arlyn (Nyla) Greydanus, Chuck (Betty) Greydanus, Gert (Ren) Crain, Warren (Anne) Greydanus, Jim (Mary) Greydanus and Aaron (Michelle) Greydanus.  She is survived by all seven of her children, 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by her elder brother, Henry (Karen) Veltkamp, and by Arie’s brothers, Art Greydanus and Mark (Judy) Greydanus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arie; parents, Wieber and Jennie; sisters, Sylvia Bryant and Betty Jane (Ron) Maroney; and brothers, Bob (Charlene) Veltkamp and Willard Veltkamp.  Two of her younger siblings, Gary and Gertrude, died in infancy.

The Greydanus family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful and compassionate care Catherine and her family received from Dr. Todd Harris and his staff, the Bozeman Health Hospice Team, and the incredible loving nurses, aides and support personnel at the Churchill Retirement Home.

A graveside service will be held Monday, November 5 at 10 a.m. at Gallatin Valley Sunset Memorial Gardens on the Frontage Rd. followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Bozeman Christian Reformed Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to one of the following organizations that Catherine believed in and supported:  Belgrade Senior Center, Churchill Retirement Home, or Love, INC.

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