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Gertrude M. (Timmerman) (Drenth) Prieskorn

February 6, 1936 ~ January 23, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Gertrude M. (Drenth) Prieskorn, age 86 of Grand Haven formerly of Kalamazoo, died on January 23, 2023. She was born during one of the greatest snowstorms on February 6, 1936, in Alamo, Michigan, the daughter of Cornelius and Grace (DeBoer) Timmerman. Gertrude graduated from Otsego High School. She enjoyed taking business classes and loved learning shorthand. As an executive assistant, she lent her skills to several positions including those at Paul Todd, W. Soule & Company, and Kalamazoo Gospel Mission. She was an avid painter using watercolors and acrylics. She surrounded herself with color and beauty, including her lovely gardens around her home. Living close to the beach in South Haven, Gertrude would often walk to the water to watch the sunsets. She would say, “I like to be near, on, or in the water.” Gertrude was devoted to her family and supported them with her love in every way.

In March of 2003, Gertrude married Louis Prieskorn, who survives. She is also survived by her children: Doug (Tamara Lee) Drenth, Howard (Teressa) Drenth, and Joni Drenth; her stepchildren: Linda VanWyck, Scott (Linda) Dubois, David (Angela) Prieskorn, and Daniel (Paige) Prieskorn; her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister Shirley Boelman; her brother Glenn Timmerman; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband John Drenth, her parents, and her brothers Warren and Eldon Timmerman.

Friends may visit with her family on Friday, January 27th, 2023, from 10:00-11:00 AM, at Centerpoint Church, 2345 10th Street North, Kalamazoo, MI  49009. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM Friday at the church, with Pastor Jeff Porte officiating. A graveside service will be held at West Cooper Cemetery at 1:30 PM. Donations in memory of Gertrude may be made to Lakeshore Assisted Living Homes, 16331 Robbins Rd., Grand Haven, MI 49417. Please visit Gertrude’s personalized online guestbook at www.langelands.com


Services

Visitation
Friday
January 27, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Centerpoint Church
2345 North 10th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Funeral Service
Friday
January 27, 2023

11:00 AM
Centerpoint Church
2345 North 10th Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Graveside Service
Friday
January 27, 2023

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
West Cooper Cemetery
7530 West Douglas Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Lakeshore Assisted Living Homes
16331 Robbins Rd., Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-847-4242

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