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Laura M. Dalrymple

Laura passed away Friday, July 10, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice in Battle Creek.

She was born May 15, 1939 in Allegan, the daughter of Raymond and Ethel (Warner) Leonard. Laura enjoyed playing bingo, trips to the casino, shooting pool, bowling, sewing, crocheting, playing computer games and fishing. In October 1955 she married Robert Dalrymple who passed away in 2009.

Surviving are her children, Rachel (Vince) Schmitt, Mike (Val) Dalrymple and Lori Stevenson all of Otsego; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 6 brothers and a sister along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Scott and sisters Dale and Peggy.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Laura may be made to the

American Lung Association


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Ken Coburn

July 10, 2020 at 7:12 pm

Mike and Val, I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have some great memories and fun times of her. She was a very blessed lady full of love and laugher.


Mary Graham

July 10, 2020 at 10:24 pm

Sad to hear your Mom’s passing. I had the privilege and honor of meeting her at “The Home”. A very sweet kind lady.


Ronnie Marks

July 11, 2020 at 9:53 am

My deepest sympathies to all the Dalrymple family. Laura was a very special lady to all who knew her. I remember when she decided to go back to school and get her high school diploma. She did it before the schools had adult ed and graduated in 1975 with Mike and the rest of our class at Otsego High School. I am sure that act inspired many, I know it did me. May she rest in peace as she reunites with Bob in Heaven.


James Harvey

July 11, 2020 at 10:31 am

Thanks for sharing your mother throughout the years.I remember her coming back to school and proving its never to late.

God Bless


Natalie Witt

July 16, 2020 at 1:07 am

The Dalrymple Family you are all in my thoughts! Laura I will miss you! We bowled for many years together and had lot of laughs over those years! Then, we played Bingo on Friday nights and made more memories. Loved hearing you yell BINGO! The last wish you shared with me has now become true … you are with Bob again! Rest easy my friend….❤️


Carol Dalrymple

July 11, 2020 at 10:52 am

Deepest of sympathy to Laura’s children and their family members. She will be deeply missed.


Terri and Matthew Long

July 12, 2020 at 12:53 am

To all of Laura’s family:

I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing my son and I are truly saddened. We really missed seeing her when we left Otsego when my mom passed in 2017. I absolutely loved your mom she was a beautiful woman with a heart of gold and an amazing spirit. I spent so many hours with her and your dad over at the Long household and at her house as well when they would be playing cards, or I’d tag along with them when they would go to bingo. Your mom had an amazing knack to not only watch her bingo cards as well but would be able to tell me when I’d miss a number on my cards too. She’d play like a zillion of them it just amazed me. A few years before we left the area I played bingo a lot and we really got to share a lot more about our lives and be closer friends. She always loved my boy Matt (Brian’s son)she just couldn’t get over how tall he was. Your mom always gave me damn good advice about life and I treasured every word. She truly was a great lady and I know you all will miss her dearly. I will keep you all in prayer and ask God to help heal your hearts and help to bring all the great memories to you so you all can get through this truly difficult time. I know that your mom always had it on the back of her mind that she would be so overjoyed when she would get to see your dad again. She truly missed him. May God bring peace to all of you.


Wendy Hendricks Moyer

July 12, 2020 at 10:59 am

I have very fond memories of Laura as a fellow classmate. She was a very sweet and kind person. My prayers are with the whole family.


Georgia & Roger Newman

July 14, 2020 at 5:43 pm

So sorry to Laura’s family. She always had a beautiful smile and a kind word for Roger and me and our kids. Warm memories from many years ago,


Sue Hughes Hopper

July 18, 2020 at 11:30 pm

To Robert Ruimveld and Family: Your all in my Prayers. Laura was a one of a kind kind of Lady. She was never was short for words. And wasn’t afraid to tell it like it was. I went to Bingo one Friday nite at Laura’s favorite spot. She stood beside me and showed me exactly what to do. She will most definently be missed. Now your back with the Love of your life.


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