Henrietta Hamminga, age 80, of Mendon, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 surrounded by her loving daughters. She was born in Cook County, Illinois on March 26, 1937 the daughter of Garmt and Henrietta (Vienstra) Hamminga. She graduated from Mendon High School with the Class of 1954. Henrietta worked at the Upjohn Company in Kalamazoo, and the Haas Corporation in Mendon. She also worked with her daughter at the Blue Bird Restaurant in Mendon where she was known as the Pie Queen.
Henrietta is survived by four daughters, Judy Umlor of Grayling, Mary Lou Cook-Spalinger (Dave) of Mendon, Cindy Lee Cook-Shaw (Kevin) of Mendon, and Lori Cook of Traverse City; nine grandchildren, Wes, Jebidiah, Clayton (Susan), Delia, Annalee, Jacob, Savannah, Starla, and Caleb; five great-grandchildren, Dakota, Kira, Elijah, Leah and Linley; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Henry, Frank, Gerrit, Cornelius, and Clarence Hamminga; four sisters, Jane Hamminga, Imogene Merchant, Beatrice Cook, and Jantina Albright.
In keeping with her wishes, cremation has been conducted. A private family memorial service will take place later. Memorials may be directed to the family. Assistance was provided by the Eickhoff Funeral Home of Mendon. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com