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Sharyn Jean (Bates) Westerhouse

March 2, 1945 ~ November 22, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Sharyn Westerhouse Obituary

Kenneth Wayne and Sharyn Jean (Bates) Westerhouse were united in marriage on October 19, 1968, in Grand Haven, MI. Sharyn was born March 2, 1945, in Muskegon, MI and passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2023; and Kenneth was born May 29, 1940, in Grand Haven, MI and passed away Friday, November 24, 2023. They were lovingly reunited within several hours when they went home to be with their Lord.

They both were life-long area residents of Grand Haven, and active members of Hope Church, where they especially enjoyed being involved with Owls, food drives, and Wednesday night meals. They also loved all their special times spent with family, and traveling up north to their Long Lake getaway, where they went fishing and hunting. They also enjoyed bowling on leagues at the former Starlite Lanes Bowling Alley.

Ken proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, from 1963 to 1967, during the Vietnam War Era. He was employed for 28 years with Shape Corporation, and enjoyed history, shipwrecks, two-tracking up north, and was well known for his sense of humor and teasing.

Throughout the years, Sharyn was employed by People’s Bank, Rich’s Grocery, Meijer’s, and provided day care. She enjoyed being with people, searching for old books, cooking, playing bingo, and taking an occasional trip to the casino. Sharyn was well known for her beautiful penmanship.

They both will be lovingly remembered and missed by their daughter, Kelly (Nathan) Mueller; and son, Matthew Westerhouse; grandchildren: Lindsey and Kendra Westerhouse, and Morgan and Tanner Mueller; Ken’s sister, Joyce Daane; Sharyn’s sister and brother, Cheryl Horton and John (Jackie) Bates; in-laws, Marge Westerhouse and Shirley Westerhouse; as well as several nieces and nephews.

They were preceded in death by their parents; and their siblings, Ron, Larry, and Don Westerhouse, Beverly Alman; and brothers-in-law, Al Daane and Dave Horton. 

The family would especially like to thank Trinity at Home and SKLD Nursing for their loving care of Kenneth and Sharyn.

A Memorial Service to celebrate their lives will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at Hope Church with Pastor Tim Taylor officiating. Full Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion, Charles A. Conklin Post 28. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held at the Grand Haven Eagles #925 upstairs hall following the service on Wednesday, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hope Church, the American Alzheimer’s Association-Michigan Chapter, or the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.   


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December 13, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hope Church
14932 Mercury Dr.
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Memorial Service
December 13, 2023

3:00 PM
Hope Church
14932 Mercury Dr.
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Celebration of Life Reception
December 13, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Grand Haven Fraternal Order of Eagles #925-Upstairs Hall
20 N. Second St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Hope Church
14932 Mercury Dr., Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-842-9150
Web: http://www.hopegh.com/

American Alzheimer's Association-(Michigan Chapter 090)
P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011
Tel: 1-800-272-3900
Web: https://www.alz.org/mglc

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
1169 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor MI 42108
Tel: 1-800-482-1455
Email: info@nkfm.org
Web: https://www.nkfm.org/


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