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Peggy Rose Vander Woude


Peggy Rose Vander Woude, Age 72 of Ada, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her son John Jr. and grandson Ryan Roseboom.  Peggy is survived by husband of 52 years, John; son Jay Vander Woude; step-son Robert Roseboom;  brother; Butch (Barb) Welch; Sisters Susan Gmiter and Barb (John) Skukalek, sister in law Jan (Dennis) O’Connell; several nieces and nephews; her bird Packo and dogs Spudz and Buddy.  Peggy had a great love for animals, including horses.  She loved the water and enjoyed boating, scuba diving, and spending time in Charlevoix, Spring Lake, Lake Michigan as well as the Florida Keys. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, December 7 at 10:30 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle, 1449 Wilcox Park Dr SE, Grand Rapids, with visitation one hour prior, Rev. James Chelich presiding. Interment Findlay Cemetery, Ada.  Family will greet friends and relatives on Friday, December 6 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, at O’Brien Eggebeen Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Humane Society of West Michigan, 3077 Wilson Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534 and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Michigan Chapter,  549 Ottawa Ave NW #307, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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  1. Dear John, I know you must be going through a heartbreaking time right now. I wish I could help in some meaningful way, but I know this is a road that only you can travel. I pray that your son, other family members and friends can give you enough comfort and love to help you get through the worst of the following weeks and months. Peggy will be sorely missed by everyone that knew her. I pray for you r faith to keep you strong during this sorrowful time. All my love, Adele.

  2. Dear John, We know you are grieving and we wish we had the power to help you through this.
    Peggy was a friend who we will all miss. We were talking about her today with other friends and remembering dinners together. We remember Peggy with Packo cycling around the neighborhood & our no restrictions trips to Home Goods, that and other fond memories. We hope that and other fond memories will comfort you now and in the future .
    All our love goes out to you. Kathie & David

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