Dorothy Elinor Beemer, age 90, of Grand Rapids was called home to her Saviour early Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019. She was born in Comstock Park, MI. to the late Benjamin and Margaret (McDonald) VanderLaan. She was also preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law Lester and Rose VanderLaan, sisters and brothers-in-law, Marion and Rex Braginton, Margie “Cookie” Cook and brother-in-law Dwain Reynolds. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved to share hospitality with her family and friends and was also an extraordinary seamstress. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 72 years, Verne; children, Erwin (Marilyn) Beemer, Bonnie (William) Phebus, Paul Beemer and Becky Jauw and Janet (Jason) Koster; 14 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; special kids, Carole Baker, Cathy Searing and Chris Kowalski; sister-in-law Vivian Reynolds and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Marne United Methodist Church with Rev. Tommy Boutell officiating. Burial will be at Rosedale Memorial Park in Standale. Relatives and Friends may meet the family Friday morning one hour prior to the service at Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Marne United Methodist Church.
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