Margie Elaine Wierenga

1933 ~ 2021

Wierenga – Margie Elaine Wierenga (Karel), age 88, peacefully passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Richard S. Wierenga II; parents, Richard and Margaret Karel; and an unborn child. Margie is survived by her children, Richard S. (Shawn) Wierenga III., Marc (JoAnn) Wierenga, Michelle Wierenga; grandchildren, Rachael (Mike) Prendergast, David Wierenga, Alexander Wierenga, Brittany (Will) Clason, Ashley (Zachary) Wood, Megan Weidman; great grandchildren, Jackson, Charlie and Calvin “Vinny” Clason, Madison Wood; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dr. Rodney (Joyce) Wierenga, Gladys (Clarence) VanderVeer, Betty Wierenga; and nieces and nephews. Margie will be remembered for her warm smile, her love of life, and how loving and caring she was to everyone. She was very competitive and enjoyed playing cards, Yahtzee, bingo and many other games…she especially loved it when she beat “the guys”. An outdoor funeral service will be held 1:00 pm Monday, August 23, 2021 at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave. NE. Relatives and friends may meet the family on Sunday, August 22 from 3 to 5 pm at Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE and one hour prior to the service at the veterans’ home. Due to COVID 19, any who wish to attend the funeral at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans must receive a rapid COVID 19 test, please plan on arriving 30 minutes early to allow for test results. Masks are mandatory and will be provided, and admittance to the building is prohibited. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Kent Philharmonic Orchestra.

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September 09, 2021 11:58pm

GOOD FRIEND AT VETS HOME WE DID SO MANY THINGS TOGETHER. POKER FOR ONE WILL MISS YOUR SMILING FACE

- BEVERLY SUMMERS

September 04, 2021 1:20am

We met in 2009 in the GRHV book library.  We both loved dangle earrings, family stories, and reading.  During the shutdown we wrote letters to each other.  I saved hers if the family would like to have them.  Just request the Volunteer office to call me.  Margie was up-beat, interesting, and a beautiful person inside and out.  RIP, Margie, hope you find good reading in Heaven.

- Carolyn Jane Franckowiak

August 25, 2021 1:13pm

Our deepest sympathy to your family. We have many wonderful memories of our families growing up.

- Rod Wierenga

August 22, 2021 1:07pm

Our thoughts,  prayer and condolences are with you, family and friends.  Sandy Cundiff (Wierenga).

- Sandy Cundiff

August 22, 2021 12:59pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your mom.  I have so many good memories of her and all the get togethers with the family.  Hugs and prayers to you and your families during this difficult time.
Dave and Kristi Rickert
Cousin Kristi

- Kristi Rickert

August 22, 2021 12:28pm

I will always cherish our memories with each other. My love and thoughts to the family !
Betty Wierenga

- Betty Wierenga

August 22, 2021 11:52am

So sorry to hear about your mother ! So many memories of all the cousins and our families together! Mark and Jane Johnson (cousin Janey) haha

- Jane Johnson




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