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Kathryn Veldheer

d. March 2, 2017

Kathryn Joan Veldheer (Spoelhof), age 85, of Grandville, MI., passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017 with her daughter and son at her side. Kathryn was retired from Calvin Christian Schools where she worked as a secretary and was a 30 year kidney transplant survivor. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband Jay Veldheer in 2006; her mother, Kate Spoelhof (Woudstra); father, John Spoelhof; step-mother, Gertrude Spoelhof (Van den Berg); brothers, Paul Spoelhof and John Spoelhof; sisters, Agnes Holst and Francis Fryling; brother-in-law Jack Veldheer. Kathryn is survived by her daughter, Carol (Larry) Ditkof; son, Brent (Elizabeth) Veldheer; grandchildren, Mitchell (Britany) Ditkof, Ben Ditkof, Ashlee (Ian) Sorensen and Kodi Veldheer (Damian Shae); great grandson Xzaviar Shae; brothers-in-law, Joel (Wendy) Veldheer, Jim (Sandy) Veldheer and Buzz (Dawn) Veldheer; sisters-in-law, Jane (Larry) Mierly, Jerralynne Tjeerdsma and Joyce (Allen) Polly; many nieces and nephews. In keeping with her wish cremation has taken place. A Life Celebration Service will be held Monday 1:00 pm at Fuller Ave Christian Reformed Church, 1239 Fuller Ave, Grand Rapids. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI. Relatives and friends may meet the family Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St, Coopersville, and Monday one hour prior to the service at church. Memorial donations may be made to the American Kidney Fund 11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook SE Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. An online guestbook may be signed at Throop Funeral Home Coopersville, 616-837-8161


Sunday Mar. 5th, 2017
2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
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Monday Mar. 6th, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm at Fuller Ave Christian Reformed Church
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Monday Mar. 6th, 2017, 1:00pm at Fuller Ave Christian Reformed Church
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at Woodlawn Cemetery
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