Greta Mae Prins, 74

Greta Mae Prins, 74, of Saugatuck passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, 2015. Greta was born in Grand Rapids on Nov. 14, 1940, to William and Dorothy Prins (Brainard).  
Greta moved to Saugatuck in the late 1980s where she was well embraced by the community. She was well known by all the local merchants and spent her retirement years working part-time at Uncharted Courses.
Greta is survived by her brother William K. Prins and his wife Barbara of Rockford; her four children, James A. Battaglia of San Diego, Michael W. Battaglia and his wife Karen of Hamilton, Cara "Carrie" M. Horsting and her husband Rick of Saugatuck, and Denise "Denny" L. Dedic and her husband Jason, of Saugatuck. She has many grandchildren and extended grandchildren whom she loved and adored, including her children's adopted brother Shi-Wei Battaglia of Hamilton.
Greta is preceded in death by her significant other, Dennis L. Thrush "Big D."
The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in Greta's honor to Hospice of Holland at 270 Hoover Boulevard, Holland, MI, 49423,
The family of Greta Prins wishes to thank Hospice of Holland for the care and support provided for Greta since August of 2014.
Visitation will be on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. with memorial services at 5 p.m. at Douglas Community Church, 6874 Wiley Road, Fennville. A gathering of friends and family will celebrate Greta's life following immediately after the service at The Butler, 40 Butler St., Saugatuck.


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