Welcome to the memorial page for

Susan Ellen (Bytwerk) Cooper

February 17, 1950 ~ June 20, 2017 (age 67)

Susan Ellen Cooper, age 67, of Spring Lake passed away Tuesday June 20, 2017 at Hospice House at Heartwood. Susan was born February 17, 1950 to John and Nellie (Veurink) Bytwerk in Muskegon MI. She married Fred Cooper on January 12, 1979 in Muskegon. Susan was a former member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church, Ferrysburg Christian Reformed Church, Second Christian Reformed Church and present member of Harvest Bible Chapel in Spring Lake. Susan was known to her family, friends, and neighbors for her strong faith, generous spirit, and her kind and compassionate heart. She spent many hours volunteering at Love in Action, Once and Again, and Dib’s Resale for Muskegon Christian Schools. Susan was an avid gardener, skier and boater. She enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. especially to Colorado, California, Maine and Florida. Susan’s passion for biking took her to Europe on two different occasions for bike trips. She was known for her soft cloth dolls and other crafts. Susan will be lovingly remembered by her husband Fred; daughters, Holly (Matthew) Zimmerman of Grand Rapids, Kristen Cooper of Spring Lake; son Jason (Julie) Cooper of Muskegon; sister Janice (Laurens) Ten Kate of Wyoming MI; brother Bruce (Luane) Bytwerk; brother-in-law Rich (Grace) Medendorp of Muskegon; several cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Patricia Bytwerk Medendorp. The Celebration of Life for Susan will be 11:00 am Wednesday June, 28, 2017 at Harvest Bible Chapel with Pastor Craig Gurr officiating. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community. Please visit to sign Susan’s online guest book.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice of North Ottawa Community
1309 Sheldon Road, Grand Haven MI 49417

 Service Information

June 27, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Celebration of Life
June 28, 2017

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Harvest Bible Chapel Spring Lake
225 East Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI 49456

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