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Freeda D. VanMaaren

December 23, 1920 ~ November 8, 2017 (age 96)
Of Grand Rapids

Freeda D. VanMaaren, age 96, went home to be with her Lord on November 8, 2017. Freeda was born December 23, 1920 in Defiance, Ohio, the daughter of Nelson T. and Silvia M. (Shaver) Stantz. On August 28, 1940, she was united in marriage to George A. VanMaaren. Freeda enjoyed crafts, any type of sewing, but her specialty was quilting. Throughout the years she had made over 100 baby quilts for a Romanian orphanage and has quilted a full-size quilt for all her children, grandchildren and special friends. She was a member of the Grace Life Bible Church in Grand Rapids. Surviving are her daughters Ruthann Carrier, Sharon (Robert) Vermeulen, and Debra (Albert) Lane; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister Sheila Derksen; nieces and nephews. Freeda was preceded in death by her husband George in 1974; by her parents; her siblings Willard Stantz, Bernard Stantz, Virgie Ozanich, Crystal Bean and Victor Stantz. A Graveside Service will be held 2:00PM Friday, November 10th at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park South. Memorials in Freeda's memory may be directed to the Grace Life Bible Church.


Grace Life Bible Church
3020 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 308-8892

Graveside Service

NOV 10. 02:00 PM

Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park
3941 S. Westnedge Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49008
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