Age 75, died Thursday, June 27, 2024, at her home in Grass Lake surrounded by family. She was born August 22, 1948, in Grand Haven, MI to Harold Rosema and Alice Dieters. She graduated from Western Michigan Christian Highschool in Muskegon, MI in 1966.

In 1968 she married Henry TenBrink. Though this relationship was not permanent they adopted and successfully co-parented their children Billy and Jennifer.

On December 30, 1986, Marica married Henry (Hank) Hawker. Through this loving union they had two sons, Zachary and Landon. They lived in Ann Arbor for several years until they finally settled in Grass Lake, MI where they have resided for 30 yrs. Marcia was an active member of the Waterloo Methodist Church. She held many roles, participating and organizing many successful church activities, including mission trips.

As a wife and mother, she exemplified strength and grace. Her selflessness extended beyond just those closest to her; it touched the lives of countless individuals who were fortunate enough to have been under her care.

Marcia dedicated herself professionally to healthcare. She received her Emergency Medical Technician certifications from Washtenaw Community College and Grand Valley State University. She later became a State of Michigan licensed EMT and Advanced EMT/Paramedic. Marcia was also a nationally registered EMT.

As an EMT, Marcia worked for Horne Vincent Ambulance in Washtenaw County, AMCare Ambulance in Wayne County, and Suburban Ambulance in Oakland County. She also worked in the Endocrinology Department at the University of Michigan, Physician's Clinical Lab in Ann Arbor, for Dr. Eugene Parnell in Ypsilanti, and 8 - 10 years doing home care for the elderly in which she affectionately cared for many Alzheimer’s patients.

Marcia not only cared for people, but she loved animals too. This was evident in the variety of animals she cared for over her lifetime; whether it was providing comfort or rescuing those in need—her heart overflowed with empathy towards all creatures great and small. Marcia also had a passion for baking, crafting, quilting and especially lighthouses. She also had a good sense of humor.

Marcia you are loved more than words can express—and your legacy will continue through the countless lives you've impacted during your time here on earth.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 37 years, Henry of Grass Lake; her three sons, William (Jean) TenBrink of Rosharon, TX, Zachary Hawker of Flowerville, and Landon Hawker of Grass Lake; her daughter, Jennifer (Kwame) McKinnon of Detroit, MI; her brother, Norman Rosema of Fremont and niece, Heather Rosema of Grand Rapids; and four grandchildren, Brianna , Myah, Leah TenBrink of Rosharon, TX and Nia McKinnon of Detroit. She also had a special bond with her bonus daughter, Pat Self of Ypsilanti.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister-in-law Donna Rosema and nephew Todd Rosema.

A graveside service will be held at Spring Lake Cemetery in Spring Lake, Michigan. 

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#1 Nancy Hughes 2024-07-04 10:28
Oh Henry and kids. I am so sorry to hear this news. I have kept her in my prayers, now you all will be in my prayers for comfort. Marcia was such a sweet wonderful lady. May God be with you all. We have been missing her at church and the Creator's Closet ever since she got sick. RIP Sweet Marcia!

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