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Doris Wilima Vanden Brand, age 81 of West Olive, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Heartwood Lodge. She was born on March 21, 1937 in Muskegon, MI to the late Ned and Ione (Stark) Pfeiffer. Doris married Gary Vanden Brand on March 2, 1957 in Grand Haven.
Doris worked for many years at the Ottawa County Friend of the Court, and later for Grand Haven Public Schools in the Special Education department. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she was a Deacon. Doris loved travelling, reading, cooking, and gardening. Doris loved, and was loved by her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, but most of all by Gary, her Husband and best friend for 61 years. We may have lost a very lovely lady, but Heaven has gained an Angel.
Doris will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband, Gary; daughter, Merilee (Donald) Veeneman; sons, Lance and Vincent Vanden Brand; six grandchildren: Christopher, Erik, Jack, Kyle, Gary, and Amanda; four great-grandchildren: Nikolas, Conner, Blake, and Stella Jane; brother, Donald (Margery) Pfeiffer; and sister-in-law, Bea (Paul) Rose. She was preceded in death by six brothers.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be given to a charity of donor’s choice.
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