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Doris E. Schuiteboer

Doris passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.

She was born September 26, 1933 in the Oakwood Neighborhood in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Carl and Helen (Thompson) Barber. Doris worked at Plainwell Paper, Kal-Equip, Mead and Rock Tenn for 20 years until her retirement in 1996.

She enjoyed winters in Florida, trips to the casino, going to yard sales, traveling and car rides. Doris loved her Sunday morning trips to the lake shore with her son, Marty, “Pizza Tuesdays”, playing cards with her sisters on Thursday and going out to breakfast with her family and friends.

She was a member of the VFW Post #3030 Ladies Auxiliary and Otsego United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her children, Bruce (Franceen) Schuiteboer of Arizona, Cindy (Phil) Banner of Shelbyville, Chris (Teresa) Schuiteboer of Delton and Marty (Marcia) Schuiteboer of Plainwell; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter and sister, Beatrice Gauthier.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Jerry Schuiteboer and siblings, Gerald Barber, Lucille Woodhams, Lillian Stull, Lawrence Barber, Marge Gilligan, Mildred Walker-Boss and Beverly Gauthier.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Doris’ life will be held at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Doris may be made to

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan

or the Otsego United Methodist Church.

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Steve and Mary Schuiteboer

November 5, 2020 at 6:34 pm

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Prayers of comfort and strength. She will be missed.


Lee and Diane Boysen

November 5, 2020 at 6:53 pm

Cindy and Phil, Marty, Bruce and Franceen, Chris and Teresa, sister Bea, Art Roberts, Kathy and Don, extended families and friends We are very saddened to hear of Doris’ passing. Doris has always been a lot of fun. We enjoyed her sweet personality. Please accept our most sincere sympathies. We will miss her forever.


Joanne Krcatovich

November 5, 2020 at 6:59 pm

Sorry for your loss. Prayer to the family.



November 5, 2020 at 8:06 pm

Prayers for all , she was such a kind person that I enjoyed having as a Rocktenn friend.


Linda Lyons

November 5, 2020 at 8:43 pm

So sorry to hear about Aunt Doris, will miss seeing her at the V.F.W. Hugs and prayers


Dylan and Amy Steele

November 5, 2020 at 9:05 pm

We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Doris sending everyone our love and prayers ! May Gods be with you all now and in the days to come ! She will be greatly missed !


Vickie Sherwood

November 5, 2020 at 9:11 pm

My sympathies to all of you. Let me know if I can help. Hugs to all of you.


Brian Arehart

November 5, 2020 at 9:40 pm

Chris sorry to see of your mom’s passing.


Donna Osborn Ingraham

November 6, 2020 at 7:18 am

Prayers to the entire Schuiteboer family. It is so hard to have our older loved ones leave us. Doris was so much a part of a big group of people who touched our lives. We were truly blessed to have known her.


Dawn Richmond

November 6, 2020 at 11:49 am

Prayers of support and peace, Love you Aunt Doris. Wrapped in love from Dawn.


Colleen Ziemer

November 6, 2020 at 3:26 pm

Marty and Marcia, So sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers are with you.


Sheila Muniz

November 6, 2020 at 5:19 pm

So sorry for your loss. Aunt Doris was always sweet to me . I enjoyed running into her and chatting about the extended family. She will be missed. ♥️


roger Kennedy

November 6, 2020 at 7:26 pm

I worked with Doris at Plainwell Paper, she worked on the front end of the Cutter. Prayers for the family. Roger Kennedy


Ann Petersen

November 6, 2020 at 9:44 pm

Thinking about all of u ! Sending Hugs n Prayers ! Sad to lose another Aunt


Dave Schuiteboer

November 7, 2020 at 7:48 am

So sorry to all of her family and friends. May she RIP


Leslie Langeance

November 7, 2020 at 11:44 am

My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. My what stories we all shared in the locker room at Mead aka Rocktenn Papermill ! I was so touched when Doris called me a few weeks ago from Lifecare. Loree, Therse, Kathy, and myself were planning on going to visit her when it was aloud. She will be missed by all. Good bye my friend.


Jerry Haight sr

November 9, 2020 at 2:35 pm

So very sorry to hear about doris’ passing always enjoyed working with her I am sure she is going to be missed by many


Bonnie Roberts Kaplan and Steve

November 9, 2020 at 3:20 pm

. We always loved the special times with Doris and Art while wintering in Florida. She was a thoughtful, lovely lady, and so dedicated to her family. Our deepest sympathies to you, and we wish you peace at this sad time.


Char Dilno

November 12, 2020 at 8:19 pm

I only learned this evening of Doris’ passing. My condolences to her entire family. I will always remember her smile and sweetness. I often joined she and her sisters on Thursday lunches before moving away. I loved the Barber sisters. Rest In Peace my friend.



November 13, 2020 at 2:23 pm

Bruce, Cindy, Chris, Marty and families – I am so sorry for your loss, Doris will be greatly missed. If there is anything our family can do for you, please let us know.


Melody Henckel

November 15, 2020 at 8:47 am

So sorry to hear of Doris’ passing . I have such fond memories of her and Art. From working with her at the mill to their visits in Ouray Co.. and in Quartzsite Az. where we lived in later years. We had so much fun , she will be missed. Love you and rest in peace , my friend. Prayers and comfort to the family!


Ray (DOC from the Rock )

December 30, 2021 at 8:46 am

Very sorry for your loss she was great to work with thoughts and prayers to all


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