Vanessa Stewart

Vanessa Stewart

Vanessa Kay Stewart of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at her home. Vanessa was born June 21, 1985 in Allegan, the daughter of David and Diane (Fox) Stewart.

Surviving are her mother and step-father, Diane and Jerry Wheeler of Otsego; 2 half-sisters and a half-brother, Donna Jean ‘Sarah” Spencer, Bonnie Spencer and Tony Spencer, all of Grand Rapids; grandparents, Hollis and Elaine Ross of Martin, and Marv and Pattie Fox of Kalamazoo; great-grandparents, Francis and Vivian “Becky” Dunklee of Otsego; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, David (Stewart) Spencer; a sister, Ashley Marie Fox; and her grandmothers, Rosa Mae Dunklee and Erma Wheeler. Cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego with funeral celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

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  1. Candy Fox says:

    Nessa was a beautiful, smart, loving person I will miss her so much. She always made me laugh so hard I would be hurting from laughter. She will be loved and missed forever. I love you so much nessa.

    Aunt Candy

  2. elaineross says:

    vanessa my first grand child love you so much and miss you you were loved by everyone who ever met you from grandma elaine

  3. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Marv, Patti and the extended family: We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your granddaughter, daughter, sister, great granddaughter and niece. We are thinking of all of you at this very difficult time.

  4. Diane and Family
    We are sorry about your loss of your daughter.
    Vanessa was a very special person and know she is one of Gods Angels looking down on you and the rest of the family. Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
    Love The Campbell Family

  5. SPC Belden II, Carlton R says:

    My condolences to the family. This is always something hard to go through. I knew little of Venessa, however, I did know her. I pray for the family and friends.

  6. Jenna Ulrich says:

    I remember Vanessa from attending the Alternative Otsego High School with her. We had a class-made yearbook with “Quotable Quotes” at the end like the Reader’s Digest. She always had the funniest quotes and always had a smart response for anything you had to say. Even though we were never close at all, I will always remember you, Vanessa, along with all the other classmates and people we grew up with through school that have been lost in their young years. Rest in peace.

  7. Angela Beck says:

    Diane, Candy and Elaine,
    I am very sorry for the loss of your daughter, niece and grand-daughter. I have just met you all recently and I really enjoy you guys very much. As the leader of the Dorr chapter of TOPS I am sending you guys greatbig hugs and our condolences. You are all in our prayers. I wished I would have met Vanessa she sounded like she was a wonderful person to know. Rest in peace, Vanessa



  9. Alexia & Joey Muzick says:

    We met Vanessa online. Instantly we became best of friends. For the past 3 years she has been a big part of our life. She is family to us. We love her so much and losing her has left a big gaping hole in our hearts and our family. We love you “BB”. forever!
    Rest In Peace Beautiful

  10. Joey says:

    I had the privilege and honor of being a very close friend to Vanessa (BB was her nickname I gave her). She was the kind of person you don’t meet often, so smart, funny, generous, she’d do anything for a friend, just the best kind of friend anyone could ask for. I know your around BB so you know how much me and Lexi miss and love you and are so grateful you were in our lives.

  11. Larry and Kathi Fuss says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Fox family! I remember knowing Vanessa when she was in elementary school and I worked there! Rest in peace, Vanessa!

  12. D Williams says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Vanessa Stewart in this time of loss. May the God of all comfort provide you with comfort and peace during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4)

  13. Justin McDonald says:

    Vanessa was an amazing, beautiful girl who enriched my life in so many ways. Her laugh and her smile will forever touch my heart. I hope she realized how special she was, and how much I will always love her.
    She won’t be forgotten.

  14. Emily Clanton says:


    My condolences go out to you and your family. I never had the pleasure of meeting Vanessa but the way you talked about her, she must have been an amazing woman. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew Vanessa. May she rest in peace.


  15. Danielle Wheeler says:

    Diane and Jerry,

    My deepest sympathy goes out to you both in this sad time. I want to offer my hand in any kind of help that you may need in the upcoming months as you mourn your loss. Please get a hold of me any time of day or night.. Again, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

    Danielle Wheeler

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