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Marilyn J. (Meeuwenberg) Hower

October 28, 1934 ~ May 9, 2019 (age 84)

Mrs. Marilyn J. Hower, age 84 of Twin Lake, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Newaygo Medical Care Facility in Fremont.  She was born on October 28, 1934 in Fremont, Michigan to Marinus J. & Jeanette (Folkema) Meeuwenberg.  Marilyn had been employed by Hackley Hospital in Muskegon for 17 years until her retirement.  She loved the Lord, church, and serving the Lord by helping with church youth programs.  She also enjoyed camping.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, James W. Hower, on April 22,  2018.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Brian Hekkema; by her parents; and by 2 sisters, Carol Taylor & Delores White.  Marilyn is survived by 3 children:  Sheryl (Michael) Korstanje, Robert (Brenda) Hekkema, Jeff (Sue) Hekkema; 6 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, & 14 great-great grandchildren; sisters & brothers:  Sharon (Lewis) Blohm, Harlan "Bud" (Betty) Meeuwenberg, Bonnie (John) Sietsema, Louis (Paula) Meeuwenberg, James (Terri) Meeuwenberg, Dawn (Thomas) Rushing, Colleen (Daniel) Pero. A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Olivet Evangelical Free Church, Harvey Campus, with Pastor Craig Cramblet officiating. Visitation will be at the Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home from 6-8 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. There will also be a time of visiting with the family at the church from 11-12:00 Noon on Thursday.  Interment will be in Twin Lake Cemetery.  Suggested Memorial:  Olivet Evangelical Free Church Guatemala Mission Trip Fund.  You can sign the online guest book at  Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.


Donations may be made to:

Olivet Evangelical Free Church Guatemala Mission Trip Fund
6790 Harvey Road, Spring Lake MI 49456

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