Beatrice Jane Waldo, age 85 of Spring Lake, was a believer who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Mercy Hospital. She was born on November 21, 1935 in Nunica, MI to the late Arthur and Lois (Gilbert) Aney. Bea married Len Waldo on November 28, 1969 in Fruitport, MI, and together they raised their great-grandson, William Tenbrink, who is still living at the home.
Bea graduated from Coopersville High School and went on to become an LPN, working for Hackley Hospital for many years, and then Sanctuary at McAuley for 20 years. She served her community by volunteering for Hospice and Mothers of Pre-Schoolers.
Bea was an active attendee at All Shores Wesleyan Church who had a warm heart and graciously welcomed everyone into the family. She always made everyone around her feel like they were her favorite and she loved hosting family get-togethers during the holidays. Bea enjoyed playing the piano, traveling with her husband, and spending time with “the sisters.” She was also a huge tigers fan and she and Len traveled to many games in their motorhome, often bringing their grandchildren.
Bea is lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 51 years, Len; three daughters: Bonnie Kay Vokal of Fruitport, Brenda (Gary) Slagle of Spring Lake, and Becky (Karel) Justian of Ferrysburg; her son, Robert Koster of Rapid River, MI; adopted daughter, Laurie Mitchell; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; her three sisters: Beverly Postema of Grand Haven, Barbara Hancock of Ann Arbor, and Bonnie (Tom) Rasmussen of Fruitport; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Kim; daughter-in-law, Gayl Koster; brothers, Jack and David Aney; sister, Betty Aker; and grandson, Ivan.
The Memorial Service for Bea will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Thad Spring officiating. Visitation will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, following the service. Interment will be at Sullivan Township Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation or Hospice of North Ottawa Community.
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