Winona Vander Veen, 84
Winona Vander Veen, 84, of Kalamazoo, passed into the presence of her savior on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Kalamazoo.
Mrs. Vander Veen was born April 7, 1930, in Kalamazoo the daughter of Ray and Ella (Kruzinga) Smith.
Winona was a faithful, serving member of Oak Grove Bible Church where she was the pianist. She played piano for the women at Royal Estates; she enjoyed her cats and especially loved her grandchildren.
On June 25, 1948, at Twin Lakes Reformed Church, she married Garrit Vander Veen who survives. Also surviving are her children, Cindy Vander Veen (Hall) Taylor of Illinois, Rick (Cheryl) Vander Veen of Galesburg and Victoria (Scott) Williquette of Illinois; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Lani Vander Ploeg; three brothers and sister.
Private burial has taken place. A memorial service will be Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. at Oak Grove Bible Church with Pastor David Ives officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Grove Bible Church.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.