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Diane J. (Frietchen) Van Dongen

July 27, 1944 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 76)


Diane J. Van Dongen, age 76 of Zeeland, MI, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at a local care facility. She was born on July 27, 1944 in Grand Haven, MI to the late John and Margaret (Clausen) Frietchen. Diane married Gary S. Van Dongen on September 2, 1967 in Grand Haven, MI.

Diane was a life-long West Michigan native who enjoyed growing up and living along the lakeshore. She worked for Herpolsheimer’s and Michigan Plastics for several years. Diane was a member of AARP and loved to golf, read, and work on needlepoint projects.

Diane will be remembered and missed by her husband of 53 years, Gary; and her brothers-in-law, Gene (Barb) Van Dongen; Jim (Deb) Van Dongen; Chuck (Dawn) Van Dongen; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters and their husbands, Arlene (Dick) Kuhlman, Phyllis (George) Maierhauser, and Sharon (John) Van De Weg; sister-in-law, Dolores Van Dongen; and brother-in-law, Wayne (Charlene) Van Dongen.

Private family services will be held. Interment will take place at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Resthaven Care Center or the Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids.

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Private Family Service

Cemetery Interment

Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery
17200 Lincoln St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Resthaven Care Center
280 W. 40th St., Holland MI 49423
Tel: 1-616-796-3600

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids
1806 Bridge St., NW., Grand Rapids MI 49504
Tel: 1-616-453-8300

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