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Sandra Kay (Polinskey) Olthof

July 28, 1939 ~ January 8, 2020 (age 80)


Sandra Kay Olthof, age 80 of Grand Haven, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 28, 1939 in Caledonia, MI to the late Frank and Rose (Maichele) Polinskey. Sandra married Charles Olthof on August 19, 1967 in Holland, MI. He preceded her in death on March 7, 2010

Sandra lived in Grand Haven for 44 years, after moving here from Holland. She worked at Meijer in Grand Haven for over 40 years, and was a longtime member of First Christian Reformed Church. Sandra loved biking, knitting, and feeding the wildlife around her home. She loved her children, and especially loved spending time with her granddaughter and great-grandson.

Sandra will be lovingly remembered and missed by her two daughters and caregivers, Sue Earl and Kim Olthof, both of Grand Haven; granddaughter, Brandee Earl; great-grandson, Kartyr Ortquist; sister, Pat Baldwin of Holland; sisters-in-law, Coralyn (Bill) Postema and Marilyn Polinskey; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck; son, Doug Earl; two brothers, Ken and Jerry Polinskey; and brothers-in-law, Hank (Gladys) Olthof, John (Marge) Olthof, George (Paula) Olthof.

The Memorial Service for Sandra will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at First Christian Reformed Church with Mr. Art Tuls officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 10th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at Spring Lake Township Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community.



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January 10, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Memorial Service
January 11, 2020

1:30 PM
First Christian Reformed Church
516 South Ferry
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Cemetery Interment

Spring Lake Township Cemetery
17181 North Fruitport Road
Spring Lake, MI 49456


Hospice of North Ottawa Community
1309 Sheldon Road, Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-846-2015

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