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Louise E. (VanSweden) Wesseling

April 24, 1947 — October 22, 2023

Schoolcraft, Michigan

Louise E. Wesseling (VanSweden), age 76 of Kalamazoo, peacefully walked into the arms of Jesus on October 22, 2023, with family by her side. She was born on April 24, 1947, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Jacob and Betty (Kloth) VanSweden. Louise was a 1965 graduate of Loy Norrix High School. She worked in communications throughout her life, with a few years at Michigan Bell and she retired after 31 years at Kalamazoo Valley Community College. On September 16, 1967, she married her high school sweetheart, Richard Wesseling, and they shared 54 wonderful years of marriage, until his death in 2021. They were active members of the Portage Central Band Boosters while their children were in school. They were members of West Oshtemo Baptist Church and attended Bethlehem Baptist and Texas Corners Bible Churches. Louise enjoyed crafting, with scrapbooks, ceramics, and crocheting. Louise had a very loving, friendly spirit and she would go out of her way to make someone feel welcome or to do something for someone in need. Mostly, she loved spending quality time with her children. Louise is survived by her children: Kristine (Jeffrey) Sieber, Richard Wesseling, and Kimberly (Christopher) Fazio; her sister, Betty Jean (Robert) Galbraith; her brother, William (Jo An) VanSweden; her brother-in-law, Tom Wesseling, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Wesseling, her parents, Jacob and Betty VanSweden, her brother Lewis VanSweden. Friends may visit with Louise’s family on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 5:00-8:00 PM at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Burial & Cremation Services, 3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, where a funeral service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 11:00 AM with Pastor John Hill and Pastor Pete Dyksterhouse officiating. Friends may also visit with her family an hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Donations in memory of Louise may be made to Provision Living at Oshtemo. Please visit Louise’s personalized online guestbook at https://www.langelands.com

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Thursday, October 26, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Langeland Family Funeral Home Burial & Cremation Services

3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Friday, October 27, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Interment

Friday, October 27, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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