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Marion Jane (Meerdink) Walvoord (1924-2016)

Marion J. Walvoord, 92, of Oostburg died peacefully early on Thursday morning,
October 6, 2016 at Pine Haven Residential Home in Sheboygan Falls where she had
resided for the past year.

Marion was born on May 31, 1924, in the Town of Lima, the daughter of the late
Arthur and Jenny (Oonk) Meerdink. Marion attended Oostburg High School. On
December 28, 1945 she married Lloyd J. Walvoord in Hingham. She and her husband
owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Holland for many years. Lloyd
preceded her in death following 61 years of marriage.

Marion was a member of the First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove, the Ladies Aid
and Senior group there. She was also a member of the Homemakers Club. Marion
enjoyed hymn sings and playing the harmonica and piano, bingo and card games,
gardening, freezing and canning, travel and spending time with her family and

Marion is survived by four daughters, Jean Steinhardt of Plymouth, Barbara
(Wayne) Claerbout of Gibbsville, Donna (Jerry) Schneider of Hartford, and Mary
(James) Roethel of Oostburg; four sons, Kenneth (Jeanne) Walvoord of Oostburg,
Roger Walvoord of Oostburg, Gary (Robyn) Walvoord of Kansasville, Randall
(Linda) Walvoord of Oostburg; 16 grandchildren, Michael Steinhardt, Julie (Kent)
Kowitz, Jim (Dawn) Claerbout, Amy (Tom) Bruggink, Teresa (Dennis) Egerer, Ryan
(Jessica) Walvoord, Eric (Esther) Schneider, Aaron (Megan) Schneider, Andrew
(Annika) Schneider, Benjamin Walvoord, Nicholas Walvoord, Angela (Ben) Wendorf,
Rev. Michelle (Josh) Gross, Grant (Rachel) Roethel, Katie (EJ) Saldana, Jonathan
Walvoord; 16 great grandchildren; one sister, Doris Carlson of Minnesota; and
one brother, A. Glenn (Sharon) Meerdink of Ohio.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; one grandson, Shawn
Walvoord; one brother-in-law, Kenneth Carlson, and a step brother, LaMont
(Arlean) Daane.

A funeral to celebrate Marion’s life will take place at the First Reformed
Church in Cedar Grove on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 11 am with the Revs. Kent
Vant Hul and Michelle Gross officiating. Burial will follow at Hingham Cemetery
in the Town of Lima.

Family and friends will gather at the church on Sunday from 4-7 pm, and on
Monday from 10 am until the time of the service.

For online condolences and additional information please visit

A memorial fund is being established in her memory for First Reformed Church.

The Walvoord family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the
staffs at Pine Haven Residential Home and St. Nicholas Home Health Care and
Hospice for the loving and dedicated care given to Marion and their family.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the
Walvoord family.

Updated: February 10, 2017 — 5:59 AM
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