Merilee D. Hiemstra

Merilee D. Hiemstra

Mickie passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 at her home in Alamo Township.

She was born April 3, 1953 in Kershaw County, SC, the daughter of Thomas and Shirley Owens. For 22 years she had worked at Perrigo. On September 23, 1978 in Alamo Township she married Dennis Hiemstra. Mickie was a hard worker who was happy to stay busy and took pride in doing her job well. She loved to go shopping, spend time with her friends, work in her flower garden, do crafting projects, be out in the sun and most of all she loved being with her family.

Surviving are her husband, Dennis; children, Trey (Tonya) Hiemstra and Chantel (Kevin) Hopp; grandchildren, Kristin, Brittany, Logan, Kaitlynn, Macey, Nick and Jonnie and her siblings, Kathy, Delores, Jeff and Calvin.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may meet with Mickie’s family Saturday, April 4, 2015 starting at 10:00 A.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Celebration of Mickie’s Life will be held at 11:00 with Celebrant Molly Wieber officiating.

A private burial will take place at Alamo Center Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Mickie may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, The American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Arch & Sandy Woodstock says:

    Dennis and Family,,

    So sorry for your loss, I pray God will comfort you during this time.
    Arch Woodstock

  2. Joyce Hiemstra Hunt says:

    I am so very sorry. My love, thoughts, and prayers are with my brother and his family. Mickie, you fought this the best you could. You are no longer in pain. You will be greatly missed.

  3. Linda Hajduk says:

    Denny & family, our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mickie will be greatly missed. Love, Mike & Linda

  4. Lourene Rife says:

    Dear Denny, Trey, Chantal…
    My sincere condolences for your loss. Just know that there is an extra star in the sky tonight <3

  5. Lourene Rife says:

    Denny, Trey, and Chantal…

    Our sincere condolences for your loss.

    Lourene, Catie, and Colton Rife

  6. Darl and Joyce Gilliland says:

    Dear Dennis and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, and asking for prayers to surround you and give you peace and comfort through the coming days. Sending our love, Darl and Joyce

  7. Judy Hiemstra-Bronson says:

    So sorry for this great loss of a wonderful and brave lady. She will be greatly missed. Prayers and courage are sent to Mickie’s loved ones.

  8. Christian Mudry says:

    I am so so sorry for your loss.. When I met Mickie I immediately thought of my grandmother. Mickie was a very loving and thoughtful woman, And did an awesome job raising her grandchildren and children. She will be greatly missed.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this hard time. God bless.
    Christian Mudry

  9. Lauri Rantz Stone says:

    Denise and family;
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of this amazing Lady:( Mickie was such a great person to be around, she always had a way to make you laugh until you cried…I am so fortunate our lives crossed paths again, from living around the corner from each other growing up, and meeting up again at Perrigo….a day I will never forget….

    Rest in peace my dear sweet friend, until we meet again, you will live forever in the hearts you leave behind….

  10. Jim and Janet Brode says:

    Denny…we are so very sorry for all of your family. Please know we our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Jim and Janet Brode

  11. nicole knowlton john barnhart says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you

  12. Sandra Sincler says:

    Denny Trey Chantel and familyy, iI am so sorry for your loss. She fought hard. God be with each and every one of you.May he give you peace, comfort and strength.

  13. Bruce and Kris Moran says:

    Dennis and Family

    Sending an angel your way to hold you and comfort you during this time of sorrow. Marilee and you always welcomed Kimberly into your home. She will be missed by all.

  14. Cheri Stephens says:

    Denny and family, I am so sorry for your loss. MIckey was a wonderful lady and person. I know she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  15. Mark & Sherri says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Mark & Sherri Bronson

  16. Pat Filkins says:

    Dennis and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories you share and the prayers of friends and family help ease your pain.

  17. Jim & Sharilyn Surine says:

    Mickie I will always remember sharing the driving when your mom and dad brought you home from South Carolina. Now God has taken you on a much longer trip, but to a much better place. The pain and suffering is over. Our prayers will now be for your family.
    Uncle Jim & Aunt Sharilyn

  18. Randy and Mary lober says:

    So very sorry Dennis. Sending hugs and love your way until we can see you again

  19. Steve & Nancy Keene says:

    Dennis and Family
    Our most heartfelt condolences in this sad time. Our thoughts are with you.
    Steve and Nan

  20. Nyla Merrill says:

    Denny: So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. May your heart be filled with many wonderful memories.

  21. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Dennis and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that your wife is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you! Love and prayers to you!

  22. Gerry Stover says:

    What sad heartbreaking loss to Denny, children, grandchildren, family, and friends! She was such a beautiful person inside and out. My thoughts, prayers, and love to you! A beautiful angel in heaven. No more pain. Love, from Gerry.

  23. George & Carol Hoffman says:

    Dennis, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you & your family.

  24. John c Pullen says:

    Denny she battled as best as anyone could. You and your family are in our prayers and our hearts are with yours.


  25. Susan (Jerrett) and Tom Sawasky says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss and are sending our love and prayers your way. May your beautiful memories sustain you!!

  26. Larry & Jan Myers says:

    Denny and family: So very sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely
    wife and mother. We wish all of you the peace and comfort of your
    memories and hope God will show you the comfort you need
    in this time of your loss. Our prayers are with you. Cheryl also
    asked me to send you her sympathy as she is not on the internet.

  27. Ken & Chris says:

    Denny, Trey, Chantel and family,
    All of you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Mickie loved her family so much. May God bless and comfort all of you.

  28. Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut says:

    Denny & Children and families, Judy and the entire Hiemstra family: So sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories help you through your difficult days. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  29. Renee Robbins says:

    For me, two words describe Mickie…beautiful soul. May you carry with you the love she had for all of you as you travel through the difficult times ahead. Her smile and laughter will be missed.

  30. Cheryl Finch (Schroen-Deneau) says:

    Denny and family; I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Mickie briefly in Chicago. She was a very nice and sincere person. Denny, I know this is a very difficult time for you and your family. May you find peace in all of the great memories you shared with your courageous wife and family.


  31. Chris Moon and Karen Moon says:

    Dennis and Family:

    Please know that you and your your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories of Mickie help your hearts heal. May the Lord bless and keep you in his arms during this difficult time. All our love to you and yours!

  32. Don & Deb LaRoy says:

    Dennis, so sorry to hear about Mickie! Love and prayers. We are visiting our grandkids in New York so were unable to be there .

  33. Cindy Vander Veen Taylor says:


    So sorry to hear about the loss of your wife, Mickie. Sounds like she was very much loved by all. May your faith in God comfort you and your children and family at this time.

  34. Angie (Fulton) Birdsall says:

    Hi, I was checking on Denny Heimstra, and believe he and his wife are friends who my friend Richard H. Moore and I used to visit years ago. I’m so sorry for the loss. Sincerest regards…Angie

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