Carol D. Wyngarden, age 80 of Grand Haven, went to be with her Lord on Monday, January 11, 2021 at home surrounded by family. She was born on February 20, 1940 in Reeman, MI to Dennis and Christine (Brink) Tanis.
Carol attended Fremont Christian School and graduated from Fremont High School. She married Terry Wyngarden on June 19, 1964 in Reeman, MI. Carol spent her career as a Nurse’s Aide and Activity Director at North Ottawa Care Center and retired from there in 2002, after 25 years of service. She lived a life of service to God, her husband, her family, and the patients she cared for in the care facility.
Carol enjoyed volunteering in many capacities; mentoring individuals with special needs for over 20 years, driving transport for Love Inc., and serving on committees at First Christian Reformed Church, where she and Terry were long time members. She enjoyed traveling and walking on the pier, but most important to her was the time spent with her grandchildren.
Carol will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 56 years, Terry; her son, Ralph (Teresa) Wyngarden of Grand Rapids; and daughter, Sue (Wayne) Doyle of Grand Haven; six grandchildren: Christina, Ben, and Nate Wyngarden, and Seth, Mason, and Cody Doyle; her sister, Elaine VanKuiken; brother, Roy Tanis; brother-in-law, Andy (Shirley) Wyngarden; sister-in-law, Dora (Dan) Diephouse; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Don VanKuiken; and sister-in-law, Marie Tanis.
The Funeral Service for Carol will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021 at Second Reformed Church, 1000 Waverly Ave., Grand Haven, MI. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 14th, from 5 - 7 p.m., and Friday morning from 9 - 11 a.m. in the Family Life Center at Second Reformed Church with the funeral service following at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Reeman Cemetery. Masks and Social Distancing will be required at all services.
The Funeral Service was live-streamed from the Second Reformed Church. You may view the service by visiting: https://youtu.be/xkhS4MSmajA
Memorial contributions in memory of Carol may be made to Grand Haven Christian School.
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