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Louise DenBraber

February 13, 1923 ~ March 20, 2020 (age 97)


Louise DenBraber, age 97 of Grand Haven, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at Heartwood Lodge. She was born February 13, 1923 to Carl and Opal (Moore) Harshberger in Grand Rapids, MI. Louise married Jack DenBraber on July 12, 1951. He passed away December 7, 2013.

She was known to her family, friends and neighbors for her strong faith, generous spirit, and her kind and compassionate heart. Louise was a member of United Methodist Church of the Dunes where she was involved in many church activities. She enjoyed knitting, gardening, and reading. They enjoyed traveling including spending many winters in Florida after retirement. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Louise will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Cathy (Randy) Slings of Canyon Lake, TX, Debra (Tom) Staffeld of Hobart, IN, Annette (Ken) Allen of Grand Haven; grandchildren, Julie (Nate) Samuelson, Chad (Mindy) Slings, Susan Staffeld, Katie (David) Downend, Tim (Courtney) Staffeled; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Henry, and James Slings, Jackson and Harvey Staffeld, Carter Downend; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her infant son, James Carl DenBraber.

A private family funeral service for Louise will be held on Monday, March 30, 2020 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Lou Grettenberger officiating. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Grandville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of the Dunes.

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Celebration of Life at a later date

Private Services

Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417


United Methodist Church of the Dunes
717 Sheldon Road, Grand Haven MI 49417

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