Winona Vander Veen

Winona Vander Veen

Winona Vander Veen of Kalamazoo passed into the presence of her Savior on Friday in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Vander Veen was born April 7, 1930 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Ray and Ella (Kruzinga) Smith. Winona was a faithful, serving member of Oak Grove Bible Church where she was the pianist. She played piano for the women at Royal Estates; she enjoyed her cats and especially loved her grandchildren.

On June 25, 1948 at Twin Lakes Reformed Church she married Garrit Vander Veen who survives. Also surviving are her children, Cindy Vander Veen (Hall) Taylor of IL, Rick (Cheryl) Vander Veen of Galesburg, Victoria (Scott) Williquette of IL; 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Lani Vander Ploeg; 3 brothers and sister. Private burial has taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, November 9 at 3 P.M. at Oak Grove Bible Church with Pastor David Ives officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Bible Church.

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  1. Sally Wilkinson Gilbert says:

    Dear Cindy and Family:
    Knowing you are Hall’s wife tells me a great deal about you, and probably your Mom; both wonderful, rfulng kind,-hearted, Christian, women. Please give Hall (m favorite, grade-school guy) qa hug and also his sisters Edith and Barb–our families lived block apart on Keystone Ave in River Forest, IL–giving us happy childhoods with good memories.
    May God’s Spirit bring you comfort in your sorrow (it is SO hard tto lose a parent; & our hearts go out to your Dad, losing his life- time helpmate).);;May your Dear Mom’s JOY in Heaven, be your Peace on Earth., Cindy…God is our Rock & Consolation!
    Grace and Sympathy in our Risen, Merciful Lord– Christ,
    Sally and Boyz (husband, John and son, Adam xox

  2. Jan Bergman says:

    Dear Cindy and Hall and Family,

    Deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to all of you who were so loving and caring for your dear mother, Winona. She must have been a very special lady to have devoted her life to sharing her love of music with so many and for loving four-legged (as well as two legged) creatures with a passion.

    Please know that we are thinking of you and send you strength and peace. May your warm and loving memories carry you though the difficult days ahead.

    With sadness,
    Jan and Phil

  3. Susan (Jerrett)Sawasky says:

    Dear Cindy and family,
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of you mom. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers at this time. I’m sure you have wonderful memories of her.
    Susan Sawasky

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