Beatrice Louwsma, 90, of Lapeer, (formerly of Imlay City), MI died Monday, April 5, 2021 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility (Suncrest) of Lapeer, MI. Beatrice Pauline Hill was born March 2, 1931 in Imlay City, MI. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and the late LaNorma (Secord) Hill. Bea grew up in Imlay City, MI. She attended Imlay City High School. Beatrice married William “Bill” Louwsma November 22, 2003 in Imlay City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 2016.
She was employed as a postal clerk for United States Post Office in Imlay City before retiring. Before working for the post office Beatrice owned and operated a ceramic shop in Imlay City and ran the “Homestead Restaurant” located at the corner of Almont Avenue and 3rd Street in Imlay City, MI.
Beatrice was a member of the Imlay City VFW Auxiliary and Imlay City Eagles.
She is survived by her daughter, Terry (Roger) Kunko of Daytona Beach, FL; son, Fred Ragatz of Imlay City; her stepdaughters, Kathy McGaffe of Imlay City, and Julie (Phil) Upleger of Imlay City; stepson Tom (Linda) Louwsma of Almont; sisters: Nancy Gram and Dorothy Hill; and her brother, Douglas (Eunice) Hill. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Paige (Ken) Spears, Janielle (Eric) Ryan, Michelle Baylock, Shannon Newsom, James Newsom, Tom Newsom, and Cathy Newsom; several great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Edie Hill.
Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Louwsma; son, Lloyd Ragatz; her daughter-in-law, Kathy Ragatz; brother, Dwain Hill; brother-in-law, Robert Gram; sister-in-law, Beverly Hill; and her granddaughter, Danyahl McQueen.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial is not planned at this time.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
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