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Marjorie Annette (Bode) Vedders

May 8, 1940 — July 3, 2024

Allendale, MI.

Marjorie Annette (Bode) Vedders, age 84, of Allendale, passed into Glory on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 as a result of heart surgery and a stroke and is now perfect and celebrating with her Lord and Savior. Marge was born to John G. and Mina (Bolt) Bode and was raised “up north” in Highland Township. She was a 1958 graduate of Northern Michigan Christian High in McBain. After high school, she headed to Cutlerville to attend and graduate from Pine Rest School of Nursing. It was there she met Frederick Vedders. They were married March 31, 1962. Mom always said she married “Rick” and lived with Fred.

After living in Burton Heights for a few years, the Vedders family moved to Allendale where Fred and Marge still reside. In Allendale, they raised their four kids. They are longtime members of 1st Allendale CRC where Marge taught the kids in Coffee Break and Little Lambs.

In 1985, Marge graduated from GRJC with her RN degree. She worked 20 years at Blodgett where she made many friends. After retirement Fred and Marge worked at the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds for 10 years. To this day, she was a supporter of the Grounds often found there on Saturday evenings for dinner and the concert.

Marge was a very accomplished quilter, making quilts for her kids, grandkids and great grandkids. She also made many charity quilts. The grandkids were also recipients of handcrafted scrap books and crocheted receiving blankets. Every Christmas the girls would plan on handmade dish cloths and kitchen hand towels. The guys got baked goods including Banket.

Marge is survived by her husband of 62 years Fred; their kids, Scott and Deb Vedders, Jeff and Margarita Vedders, Anita and Tim Absher and Allen and Sherri Vedders; her grandchildren, Holly and Jordan Ainsworth, Jeremy and Genni Vedders, Mark Vedders, Gabriela Vedders, James and Dr. Angela Absher, Amanda Absher, Andrew Absher, Amber and Gibson Nieuwenhuis, Trevor Vedders, Mason Vedders and Isaac Vedders. She was Nana to her precious 5 great grandchildren, Emma, Joslyn, Adam, Aiden and Wesley; brothers, Gord and Willie Bode, Don and Sandy Bode, Marv and Donna Bode and Tim Bode; sisters-in-law, Hazel Bode and Esther Bode; brother-in-law, Jim and Regina Vedders; Aunt, Pearl Koetje; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Marge was preceded in death by her parents John and Mina Bode, her in-laws, Henry and Abbie Vedders, her brother, Carl Bode, her granddaughter, Jacquelyn Vedders and grandson, Michael Vedders.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 12:00 P.M. at First Allendale CRC, 5734 Country View Dr, Allendale, MI 49401 with Rev Ken Kruithoff officiating. Burial will take place in Allendale Twp. Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday, July 8, 2024, 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 P.M. at First Allendale CRC and also Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 11:00 – 11:45 AM at Church prior to the service.

The family would like to thank the Doctors and staff of Meijer Heart Center, Floor 5 for their care of Marge.

Memorial contributions may be given to Northern Michigan Christian High School, 128 Martin St, McBain MI 49657, the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds, 12253 Lakeshore Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417 or to a charity of your choice.

Condolences for the family may be left on Marjorie’s guestbook at www.throopfh.com.

Throop Funeral Home, Coopersville, 616-837-8161, www.throopfh.com

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Visitation

Monday, July 8, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, July 8, 2024

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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Burial

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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