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Arlene Faye Datema

July 11, 1931 — October 9, 2023

Arlene Faye Datema, age 92, of Grand Rapids, was called home to her Lord and Saviour on Monday, October 9, 2023. She was born in Marne, MI to the late Tom and Josie (Riemersma) Koning. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brother Ken (Eve) Koning. Arlene enjoyed spending time with her family and working in her yard. She will be deeply missed by her children, Faye (Loren) Snippe, Tom (Chris) Datema and Julie (Mike) Taylor; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson and many nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held. Burial will take place in Maplewood cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left on Arlene’s guestbook at

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