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Shirley Mae (Coverly) Eppink

May 11, 1927 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Shirley Eppink Obituary

May 11, 1927 – December 13, 2023

Shirley Mae (Coverly) Eppink went to be with her Lord and Savior whom she always referred to as her “Best Friend”, on December 13, 2023 at the age of 96.  Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Justin Eppink, her parents, Cecil and Gladys (Currie) Coverly; and brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Thelma Coverly (Grand Haven, MI & Grand Junction, CO).

Shirley was born May 11, 1927 in Muskegon, Michigan.  She grew up in Fremont where she met and married her husband, Al, of 54 years.  They had 4 children:  Cheryl Eppink (West Lake Village, CA), Nancy Eppink (Muskegon, MI), Marilou (Rick) Mohr (Pevely, MO), and James (Laurie) Eppink (Fremont, MI).  She has 5 grandchildren:  Brandy (Adam) Bultman (Cadillac, MI), Zena (Jordan) Kerr, Dirk Mohr, Erin (JT) Suraud, Otto Mohr (all of MO), and 4 great grandchildren.

In her early years, Shirley did book-keeping at the John Deere Farm Implement and later at IGA Grocery store in Fremont.  Shirley and Al loved the outdoors.  Snowmobiling, Lake Michigan, Camping, riding their Honda Goldwing motorcycle out West were some of their best times.  Many of those outdoor scenes were etched in her mind and made their way to works of art that Shirley painted.  She loved reading and spending time at the Library, her Ladies Bible Studies each week, doing puzzles, and later in life bowling and playing board games with friends.

A special THANK-YOU to the entire staff at Fountain View Assisted Living of Fremont where Shirley called home the last few years of her long and very blessed life.  Words cannot express the genuine Christian Love displayed by the entire staff.  Shirley leaves behind some great friends made over the past years.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held graveside at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont at 11:30 AM on Saturday, December 16, 2023 with Dr. Steve Witter officiating.  

Donations in Shirley’s name can be made to:  Fountain View of Fremont (102 Hillcrest Drive, Fremont MI  49412)  The family welcomes memories and messages on the Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home online guest book at  

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Graveside Service
December 16, 2023

11:30 AM
Maple Grove Cemetery
804 S. Division
Fremont, MI 49412


Fountain View Retirement Village of Fremont
102 Hillcrest Drive, Fremont MI 49412


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