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Heather Jo (Berkompas) Brand

September 13, 1983 ~ June 7, 2021 (age 37)


Heather Jo Brand, a technical project manager for Brilliance Audio/Amazon and resident of Grand Haven, MI passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 7, 2021 at the age of 37 in her home. 

Heather was born on September 13, 1983 in Holland, MI to Gary “Jake” and Lorri (Keefer) Berkompas. She graduated from West Ottawa High School and attended Grand Valley State University and Michigan State University. Heather was an avid reader and one of her favorite past times included listening to music. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and entertaining by her pool. Heather’s passion and love for children and animals was immeasurable. She was known for having a BIG heart and always putting others before herself.

Heather is survived by her parents, Gary "Jake" and Lorri Berkompas; her grandparents, Robert and Beth Keefer; her grandfather, Edward Ryzenga; her grandmother, Sena Mulder; two sisters, Sara (Jasen) Riesberg and Jenna (Justin) Jensen; and her nieces and nephews, Spencer and Ella Jensen, and Samantha and Mason Riesberg. 

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Donald Berkompas; her grandmother, Linda Ryzenga; and her two dogs, Buddha and Gabby.

A private family service for Heather will be held at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to Harbor Humane Society.

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Harbor Humane Society
14345 Bagley Street, West Olive MI 49460
Tel: 1-616-399-2119
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