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Pauline Van Strien

07/07/1929
06/20/2023

Pauline Van Strien (nee Finkbeiner), age 93, long-time resident of Cascade, Michigan, passed to her heavenly home after a lengthy illness. She is survived by Robert “Bob”, her husband of nearly 73 years; children, Greg (Kim), Jeff, and Dianne; son-in-law, Mark Cusack; daughter-in-law, Liz Filler; as well as 15 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Arlene Potter.

Pauline was a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, and friend. She enjoyed baking, gardening, sewing, and quilting with friends. Over her life, she made and gave away hundreds of quilts, bags, runners, potholders, costumes, pajama bottoms, clothes and most recently masks. She blessed many in her life with her homemade bread, cookies, popovers, and famous cherry pies.

Pauline could always produce food for a group like Cascade Christian Tri-C’s, boy scouts, band kids, youth groups, Monday night suppers as well as many impromptu parties with friends and family. Pauline was a dedicated member of Cascade Christian Church for over 70 years. She and Bob made many friends traveling in their small plane and travel trailer.

Her lively and generous spirit will be greatly missed.

A visitation will be July 5th, 2023, 6-8pm O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Road SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546. 

Funeral service will be held July 6th, 2023, 11am at Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Drive Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

In memory of Pauline, memorial contributions can be made to Emmanuel Hospice at 401 Hall St. SW, Unit 263, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 http://emmanuelhospice.org

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  1. Pauline has been a special friend for over forty years. We shared a mutual interest in quilting and gardening. In recent years, we communicated every day by phone amazed we always had something to share. We referred to each other as our “bestest“ friend. I will miss our times together. Rest in peace, my dear friend.

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Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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