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Verna Lois (Goodin) Schoonveld

September 12, 1934 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 87)


Verna Lois Schoonveld, age 87 of Grand Haven, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Christian Haven Home. She was born on September 12, 1934 in West Olive, MI to the late Lewis and Alma (Kuck) Goodin.

Verna graduated from Grand Haven High School and was a life-long resident of the area. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and worked for Johnston Boiler in the accounting department for many years, and also Grand Haven Area Public Schools.

Verna loved to play Bridge and Euchre, and enjoyed going bowling at Sherman Bowling Alley on Tuesday’s, in her younger days. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and gardening, but most importantly, she loved spending time with her family and friends.

Verna is lovingly remembered and missed by her two daughters, Kim Waters of Spring Lake, and Kelly Schoonveld of Grand Haven; her two sons, Greg (Chris) Schoonveld of Kinston, NC, and Doug (Julie) Schoonveld of Grand Haven; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Walter and Lewis Goodin, Jr.; her sister, Joyce (Harlan) Hockenbraugh; and son-in-law, Merrill C. Waters.

The Memorial Service for Verna will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Taylor officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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January 5, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Memorial Celebration
January 5, 2022

2:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Interment at a later date

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


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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