Ardena Zander

Ardena Zander

Ardena J. “June” Zander of Otsego, Michigan, went to be with our Lord on Friday, January 27, 2012. Mrs. Zander was born May 21, 1937 in Doster, Michigan to Elmer and Wava (Ives) LaFountain and was a lifelong resident of the area.

In 1971 she began working for Parker-Hannifin Corp., retiring in 1997. In her leisure time she enjoyed mushroom hunting, spending time with friends and family, shopping, and was a regular at Wal-Mart. She loved going to the Allegan County Fair to play Bingo. Ardena especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren.

On February 6, 1970 in Otsego she married Detlef Zander, who died in 1996. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Linford Neal, Donna Russell, Ronald, Richard, Lewis, Sut and Gary LaFountain. 

Surviving are her son, Mark (Suzanne) Zander of Otsego; five grandchildren, Matt, Alan, Kayla, Jessica and Erika; siblings, Ward Neal, Berena Gurd, Deroma Shoup and Linda Bower; many nieces and nephews.

Friend may visit with her family from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. Monday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Ardena may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Sandy Fleming says:

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Junes family, I know she will be sorrily missed . I worked with June at Parker for many years. And she was a hard worker and her family meant so much to her. Especially her son Mark. He was the apple of her eye. She was a good and loving daughter,mother,wife,grandmother, sister and friend. After her retirement If you went into Walmart or Meijers you would always see her and her sister Willie. Where there was one there was always the other. May you rest in peace .

  2. Kelly Dell Lockwood an Family says:

    Although I didn’t know her I do know she was a strong a woman to fight as long as she did with cancer. My sympathy goes out to everyone in the family.May you rest in peace .

  3. Debbie Smith says:

    To all my family I just want you all to know how much Aunt June will be missed. I want to thank everyone for the beautiful word’s at her funeral. I some how as I set there at the funeral could here her giggle gosh how I Loved her giggle . I will miss her so dearly I will miss running into her at walmart so much…..Aunt June was a wonderful warm hearted person who would do anything for anyone….I love you Aunt June and I will never ever forget you

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