Joan Margaret (Decker) VanderVelde

March 3, 1934 ~ November 23, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Joan VanderVelde Obituary

Joan Margaret VanderVelde, age 89, formerly of Shelby, passed away late Thursday evening, November 23, 2023 at her son Nick’s home in Hesperia.  She was born on March 3, 1934 in Shelby, Michigan to Roy & Irma (Bennett) Decker.  Joan had been employed by Howmet Corporation for 29 years until her retirement in 1996.  She loved cats, traveling, and going to the beach.  Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Peter VanderVelde; son, Tom Beyer; daughter, Karen Perrin; grandson, Frank Beyer; sister, Jackie Conroy; and by her special friend Ken Larm.  She is survived by her son, Nick (Char) Beyer of Hesperia; daughter-in-law, Debbie Beyer of Shelby; son-in-law, Paul Perrin of Norton Shores; 6 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, & 1 great-great grandson.  She is also survived by her brothers: Duane Decker of Kentucky, Robert (Shirley) Herin of Shelby; sister, Arta (John) Urick of Walkerville; and by several nieces & nephews.  According to her wishes, cremation has taken place, and a Graveside Service will be held in the Spring of 2024 at Norton Shores Cemetery.  Suggested Memorials:  The Oceana County Humane Society, or The Ladder Community Center in Shelby.  You can sign the online guest book at  Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.

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Graveside Service will be held in the Spring of 2024


Oceana County Animal Shelter
2185 W. Baseline Road, Shelby MI 49455

The Ladder Community Center in Shelby
67 N. State Street, Shelby MI 49455


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