Myrtle K. VanDenBerg, 89

Myrtle K. VanDenBerg, 89, of Allegan went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at the Allegan County Medical Care Community. Mrs. VanDenBerg was born Aug. 4, 1926, in Holland, the daughter of Henry and Cornelia (VanLangevelde) Essenburg.  
Myrtle was very faithful to her New Hope Baptist Church. She was one of the oldest surviving members, helped as the church secretary/treasurer for many years, played piano, and enjoyed being with her church family.  
She loved raising flowers and vegetables in her garden and cherished her time with her grandchildren.  
Surviving are her 10 children, Wanda Pagan, Jim VanDenBerg, Jerry and Charlynn VanDenBerg, Marcia VanLente and Kirk, Ken and Deb VanDenBerg, Charlene Brown, Phyllis Olivarez and Paul, Carl VanDenBerg and Wendy, Michael VanDenBerg and Sharron, Edward and Nancy VanDenBerg; many grand-, great-grand-, and great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Ruth VanDenBerg; her sister-in-law Alice VanDenBerg; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  
She was preceded in death by her husband James; daughter Gayle; granddaughters, Tammy and Jenna; two brothers, Jack and Glenn; two sisters, Florence and Chrystal; two sons-in-law, Emmett Brown and Luciano Olivarez; and daughter-in-law Linda VanDenBerg.  
Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel,, where funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Pastor Tadd Butler will officiate.  Interment will be at Millgrove Cemetery, Valley Township.  
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 2011 Lincoln Road, Allegan, MI 49010.


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