Obituary for Marie L. VanOeffelen

Marie L. VanOeffelen

Birth Date: Feb. 22nd, 1925
Date Passed: Sep. 10th, 2011


Marie Lucille VanOeffelen age 86, of Ravenna died Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Sanctuary of the Shore in Grand Haven, Michigan surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on February 22, 1925 in Nunica, Michigan to the late Carl and Erma (Stark) DeCan. She married Robert Henry VanOeffelen on November 7, 1945. He preceded her in death on February 25, 1998. Marie is survived by: 1 Son: Daniel E. (Connie) VanOeffelen of Coopersville. 5 Daughters: Nance (Roger) Fifield of Pierson, Beverly (Gary) Braspenninx of Ravenna, Sandra (Larry) Amstutz of Grand Haven, Roxanne (Don) Crowley of Coopersville and Wanda (Larry) Maki of Muskegon. 20 Grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren and 9 Great Great Grandchildren. 2 Brothers: Harold (Joann) DeCan of Ferrysburg and Gordy (Vicki) DeCan of Fruitport. 1 Sister: Linda Murphy of Fruitport. 3 Sisters in-law: Donna DeCan and Evelyn DeCan both of Spring Lake and Virginia Machacek of Sparta. Marie was preceded in death by: Parents, Husband Robert, 1 Son: Stanley VanOeffelen. 4 Brothers: Lyle, Kenneth, Clyde and Lloyd. 1 Sister: Alice Aldred. Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be prayed on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:30am at St. Francis Catholic Church in Conklin with Father Fred Brucker celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Monday, September 12, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends. Again on Tuesday at the church 1 hour prior to service. The Rosary will be prayed on Monday at 8:00pm. Memorials may be directed to the: North Ottawa Hospice o St. Francis Catholic Church. Go to: to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm on
Sep. 12th, 2011 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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10:30am on Sep. 13th, 2011 at St. Francis Xavier Church
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11:30am on Sep. 13th, 2011 at
St. Francis Catholic Cemetery
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