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Dolores B. (Bengston) Michele

October 25, 1934 ~ November 17, 2020 (age 86)

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Dolores B. Michele, age 86 of Grand Haven, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at a local care facility. She was born on October 25, 1934 in Muskegon, MI to the late Oscar and Jessie (Marigold) Bengston. Dolores married William C. Michele on October 15, 1960, and he preceded her in death on November 15, 2000, after 40 years of marriage.

She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church of Grand Haven, a past member of the Women’s Guild at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ of Grand Haven, a life member of Grand Haven-Spring Lake Chapter #132 Order of the Eastern Star, and the Grand Haven Garden Club.

Dolores was well known for her garden, and won many awards at the annual garden show. She also loved to travel and spent her winters in Green Valley, Arizona.

Dolores is survived by her nephews, Robert (Jackie) Berg, Joey (Sue) Cauduill; nieces, Linda Berg, Helen Jo (Scott) Kelsey; great-nephew, Jeff (Kathy) Richard and family (Bianca, Carra, Jeffrey); and brother-in-law, Howard Dubbink.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Phyllis Berg-Dubbink, Monica Fuchshafer, Helen Morse, Eleanor Wood; and her brother, Floyd Ryan.

The Live-Streamed Funeral Service for Dolores will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at St. John's Episcopal Church, with Rev. Jared Cramer officiating.  Due to Covid-19, only invited guests of the family will be able to attend. The link to the live-stream will be at

Friends may meet the family from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Masks and Social Distancing will be required.

Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community or St. John’s Episcopal Church. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dolores B. (Bengston) Michele, please visit our floral store.


November 23, 2020

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

Live-Streamed Funeral Service
November 24, 2020

11:00 AM
St. John's Episcopal Church
524 Washington Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Cemetery Interment

Lake Forest Cemetery
1304 Lake Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417


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

St. John's Episcopal Church
524 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-842-6260

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