Dear Dick and Nancy, Kris, Rich (Dicky? LOL) and other family members-
I got my South Christian High School quarterly magazine today and was so saddened to learn that Kerri had passed away last summer. She was indeed funny and so "spritely" and feisty and I remember the times watching "you kids" with such satisfaction and joy. I have always been grateful for my "first job" and all of you are why that is true. I am sure Kerri was deeply loved by those who knew her and that those who didn't know her well wished they did...I wish you comfort and peace in our shared hope of resurrection and a kingdom of God where death is no more. Much love to all of you, "Jan"
Though I have never seen you, yet I have got familiar with your name through your Mum, my beloved teacher. She is very sad for not being able to hold you any more. That’s what we feel at the moment.
I am so sorry to hear of Kerri's passing. I have so many memories of her through the years. Our Sandy Pines memories, our shared birthday parties, picking up Patricia from the airport when she first arrived. Hanging out sometimes during and after college, and running into her at Sandy Pines as grown-ups with our kids. She was such a great friend! Although, we didn't stay in touch fully, we touched base on FB on occasion.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. She will definitely be missed.
In memory of Kerri Jo Hill, PATRICIA Ann LEE lit a candle
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
To her children, I personally understand your pain and loss, God is in charge, He will carry you through this. Time does heal this terrible pain. Your mom had a beautiful soul and was so funny, she’ll be missed by so many.
Kris, I saw how much you loved Kerri and her children and how much you gave of yourself. You are an amazing person, sister, aunt, and friend!
Mel & Antoine
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
In memory of Kerri Jo Hill, Michelle Foster lit a candle
My condolences to all of you♥️
I am sorry for your loss. I am so glad that I have met you all, I am thinking about you, and sending love to all of you. I will always remember Kerri as caring, sweet, interested and full of laughter, as well as the love we share for potatoes as we both agreed on that being our favourite food. I loved spending time with you as a family during our trip to the US, and you feel like family to me. My most heartwarming memory with Kerri was the night in Sandy Pines where we sat around the fire whilst listening to music, catching fireflies and roasting marshmallows.
I know you will be strong together. I love you.
Lots of love,
Britt Volkers (daughter of Patricia Volkers)
Kristen and Family- Know your hearts are broken over the loss of Kerri. My heart is with you all.
Will be thinking of you with love and compassion in the time ahead as you find your way.
Love- Kelli & Gus
My prayers and thoughts are with each of you in the loss of a beloved daughter, sister and mother. Knowing Kerri's kind heart and faith have never changed but only grew over the years are gifts that will be missed by so many. Rest assured she has heard the words that we long to one day hear and that she is with her Lord and Saviour. Reunion beyond this world is something each of us looks forward to. Well done Kerri, well done. ?
If I had known this would be the last time we hugged… I am glad I didn’t, I remember us crying when saying goodbye and I remember how happy we were when we were together at Sandy Pines. We kept contact pretty good through facetime and whats app. You were my American sister and I loved you so much. I still cannot believe you are gone and my thoughts are with mom and dad, Rich and Lisa, Kris and James, Justin, Rebekah and Riley. We sent our love and condolences and will be with you today, although we are thousands of miles away we will follow the funeral and will be together.
With all our love, Marc, Britt, Stan, Mats, my mother Puck and Patricia.
It is difficult to find the right words but know that we are with you in our thoughts.
Lots of courage from Dirk & Marisca Van de Gehuchte - Volkers from Belgium
I see beautiful memories as a great and lovely mom and daughter. May you rest in love.
As part of your Laurens Road Family we will miss your smiling face and your sense of humor.
Our deepest sympathies to Kerri’s family. Kerri and the Gritter family was a constant presence in our formative years. There were many cold Michigan mornings waiting at the bus stop for the Kelloggsville school bus with Mrs Van Putten as the driver. I’m so glad that Kerri shared those childhood years with us. She was small in stature but nobody could match her energy. Big sis Kris was always protective of Kerri when those Boogerd boys got a little too rambunctious. Kerri as a child was also very kind hearted. I can remember Kerri reaching out to the girls who were bullied and including them in sleep overs and eating lunch and such things.
My time with Kerri ended after middle school since we went to different high schools. It’s comforting to know Kerri grew in her faith and eventually had a beautiful family of her own. I know she pored all of her love and knowledge into her kids and nobody could better prepare them for this life.
Kerri left us way to early but I look forward to the day when we will meet and worship our Heavenly Father with our loved ones together.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Rachel (Scholten) Morren, Class of '86
Justin, Bekah and Riley, so sorry for yr loss. Know that Cici loves you and you are in my prayers. May God heal your hearts and give you peace.
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.