Phyllis Ann Cadwallader




Born: September 29, 1936
Death: April 23, 2017



Phyllis Ann Cadwallader, age 80 of Lowell, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Gertrude Braaksma; and loving husband of 54 years, Ralph Cadwallader. She is survived by her children, Denise (Richard Valdez) Cadwallader, Dewayne (Sheryl) Cadwallader, David (Tina) Cadwallader; grandchildren, Amber Slater, Richard Cadwallader, Alita Cadwallader, Jessica Cazier, Sara Cadwallader, Heidi Lamoreaux, Heather O’Brien; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Jason and Samantha Cazier, and Iris and Israel O’Brien. Phyllis grew up in Goodland, Indiana, where she met and married Ralph. The couple moved to Michigan when Ralph received a job offer from Amway. She enjoyed working for the railroad for over 30 years and loved travelling, especially her trip out West by train. Glass cutting and basket weaving were a few of the crafts that kept her busy. She was a wonderful cook, and a loving mother and friend, who always kept an open door for all. Funeral will be held Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Brad Brillhart of Lowell United Methodist Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilda’s Club Lowell, 1806 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504-4921.

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