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Trudy G. Groen

Trudy passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

She was born August 15, 1955 in Otsego to Mary Lou Snyder and was adopted by her grandparents Clifton and Geraldine (Hildebrandt) Snyder. Trudy was a baker at the Grand Traverse Pie Company in Kalamazoo. She enjoyed coloring, trips to the casino and spending time with her son and taking trips to visit him.

Surviving are her son, Charles “Chuck” Groen of Kalamazoo; step-children, Leo Jr. (Kelly) Moyer, Raymond (Cathie) Moyer, Teresa (Mike) Botma and Brian Moyer; siblings, Janet Kronke, Lois Rickli, Jack (Judy) Tucker, Jane Bullock, Sally Cook, Diane Hall, Skip Tucker, Louann (Chuck) Gilbert, Mike (Marilyn) Tucker, Tina (David) Florian and Steven Tucker along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Trudy may be made her son Chuck to help with expenses.

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Agnes Vanarsdal

November 11, 2019 at 7:11 pm

So very sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. I met her years ago when I hung out with the Tucker family.

My deepest sympathy to all.

Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal


Mary Brewster Brennan

November 11, 2019 at 7:13 pm


So sorry to hear of your sisters passing. My prayers are with you and your whole family.


Mary Brewster Brennan


Ed Brown

November 11, 2019 at 7:33 pm

Sorry for your loss chuck deepest sympathy your friend Ed Brown


Chuck Veemkant

November 11, 2019 at 8:49 pm

Sorry to hear about Trudy she was such a sweet person in school


Penny Pulver Baker

November 11, 2019 at 8:56 pm

Dear Family. So very sorry for this loss. May God give you peace and comfort.


Bob Leonard,/ Debby Nutter.

November 11, 2019 at 9:31 pm

Our hearts are with the family’s hearts at this sad time in their lives, So sorry about Trudy ,May she rest in peace. God Bless you all.


Melissa Moore

November 11, 2019 at 9:46 pm

I’m so sorry to hear the news of her passing. She was an amazing strong and sweet woman that I shared so many good laughs and memories with. I was lucky to have her as my friend. My condolences to Chuckie and her family and friends.


Kim Dorothy

November 11, 2019 at 10:09 pm

Sending hugs and strength your way. I remember Trudy from school as a sweet-natured, quiet girl. I always liked her.


Laurie McDonald

November 12, 2019 at 2:47 am

Sorry for your loss. My condolences.


Marlene Gregersen

November 12, 2019 at 10:09 am

All the fun times we had working at the Garden Lounge. The many years of memories. Even if we didn’t see each other often we could pick up as if it had only been a day apart. We will see each other some day. RIP my sister.


Joey "Babbitt" Areaux

November 12, 2019 at 10:38 am

I’ll miss you! Love you so much!



November 12, 2019 at 11:42 am

Sorry we didn’t get that lunch together. Rest in Peace my friend. Chuck and family, know you will be in my thoughts and prayers. We had many great times together in school.


Cheryl s Knapp

November 12, 2019 at 12:07 pm

With all the memories, we will go on. Trudy was a heart sister, I will miss her terribly. We could go months without talking, then set and try to save the world like we had spoken yesterday. My girls are missing Aunt Trudy too.

Remember the good times, Charles, and your heart will heal over the missing spot. Still love you,boy.


June Wyatt

November 12, 2019 at 12:19 pm

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Trudy, My Prayers are with the Family.


Deb Edwards

November 12, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Trudy was the best boss. We always had a lot of fun at work. I remember the cheesecake she would make for us. I will miss her.


Lynn Bronkema

November 12, 2019 at 6:33 pm

To Son, Chuck and family. So sorry for your loss of Trudy. This is a shock to hear of her passing. Back in the day, Trudy and I had great fun & times where ever we went. She was a sweet gal, with lots of laughs, we had together. She will be truly missed. May She Rest in Peace . I Prayer for Comfort and Peace for you and your family. God Bless.


George Galloway

November 12, 2019 at 7:11 pm

Chuck we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time


Chris Ford

November 12, 2019 at 8:02 pm

I was so glad to see her and say my goodbye to Trudy. She was and still is my sister. My prays and heart go out to you Chuckie.

She and I spent a lot of time together. I miss her do much.

She will always have a piece of my heart. Try to stay strong, she would want you to.

And please keep an eye on your mother’s Casino Partner.


Matt & Glenda Ash

November 13, 2019 at 9:48 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Matt & Glenda Ash


Sue knapp

November 13, 2019 at 2:45 pm

Sorry 4 your loss,chuck-aunt cheryl and marlene-hugs 2 u 2


Tom Kelsey

November 13, 2019 at 7:50 pm

So sorry for your loss


Kathleen Snyder Fisher

November 14, 2019 at 5:39 pm

So sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. My dad and Trudy’s mom were cousins. Remember playing when we were young. Blessings to her family and friends.



November 25, 2019 at 8:07 pm

Trudy was always so sweet when the family would visit Grand Traverse Pie. She was never too busy to come to the window to say hello, chat with the kids, and give them a little treat. Trudy will be missed. Condolences to the family.


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