Carolyn VanderLaan

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“The Vander Laan's from Texas send our love and prayers! Aunt Carolyn was a special woman and she always made us feel so welcomed in Michigan. We...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: D'Ann Vander Laan - Pflugerville, TX

“Mrs. Vanderlaan was my 4th grade teacher at Marne. I remember she was so nice to us. And I remember one thing in particular: she wrote on the...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Billie Hill - Wyoming, MI

“My heart is with you all. Carolyn was very special. My best friend's Mom and my Mom's best friend, we will remember you fondly. Love, Terese Armstrong ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Terese Armstrong - Asheville, NC

“So very sorry for your loss. I remember her fondly. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Linda (Heath) Knight - MI


Carolyn was born on April 9, 1934 and passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017.

Carolyn was a resident of Coopersville, Michigan at the time of her passing.

She was married to Gerald.

Funeral Services will be held Friday 1:00 p.m. at the Coopersville United Methodist Church 105 68th Ave N. Coopersville MI 49404 with Rev Cory Cypret officiating. Burial will take place at the Coopersville-Polkton Twp. Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Throop Funeral Home 214 Church St Coopersville and Friday one hour prior to the service at church.

Memorial donations may be made to Coopersville Cares 180 68th Ave N Coopersville MI 49404 or Spectrum Health Hospice Spectrum Health-MC004 100 Michigan St NE Grand Rapids MI 49502.

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