Michele VanStelle

Michele VanStelle

Michele L. ‘Micky” VanStelle of Kalamazoo, Michigan went to be with her Lord Wednesday, August 29, 2012, in Kalamazoo. Michele was born April 3, 1944 in Kalamazoo to Norman and Barbara (Loucks) Hess. In 1964 she graduated from Portage Central High School. Micky had a special love of children and for many years operated a Day Care out of her home. She was a member of the Plainwell Assembly of God. In her leisure time she enjoyed flower gardening.

On July 12, 1969 in Kalamazoo she married Wayne VanStelle, who survives. Also surviving are her son, Duane (Erin) VanStelle of Muskegon; two grandchildren, Joshua and Emily; two brothers, Ford (Maude) Hess of Portage and Jim (Loraine) Hess of Mishawaka, IN; several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her sister, Dawn Kooi.

Friends may meet with her family from 3 to 4 P.M. Tuesday at the Plainwell Assembly of God, where funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M., Pastor David Alderman officiating. Burial at Fort Custer National Cemetery will take place on Wednesday.

Contributions in memory of Micky may be made to the Plainwell Assembly of God. Messages of condolence for her family may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome

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  1. Mary DeRyke says:

    Wayne, Duane and family,
    I’m so sorry to read about Mikey’s passing. I remember all the meetings we attended while we waited for our sons.
    Gods blessings to you all.

  2. Duane says:

    We miss you mom

  3. Sue (Barnard) Simms says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Micky’s passing. To me you will always be my next door neighbor, and my best friend Dawn’s sister. We had some wonderful times as kids and young women that I will always remember .

    God bless your family and loved ones.

  4. Lavon Jones says:

    Dear Wayne, Duane & Family, There are SO many good memories I have of Mickey at lots and lots of events. I grieved her terrible health problems and cried when I heard of her death. Then I remembered where she is now, and smiled with gratitude.
    We go way way back to the Day Care days and children coming and going. She was a good and kind caretaker to them all, but no matter what was going on, she took the time to make me feel welcome and comfortable. She was a good listener at parties and had a humble spirit. I know she loved to be included and among us.
    When her health permitted her to attend our Cousin “Caper” reunions, she had fun and was fun to be with. I will miss her when I return to Kalamazoo to visit from California. Lovingly, Lavon

  5. Louis Koprolces says:

    Wayne, you and your family are in our prayers

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