Welcome to the memorial page for

Charlene Jean Bigelow

July 21, 1934 ~ April 15, 2017 (age 82)

Charlene Jean Bigelow, age 82, a long-time resident of Grand Rapids passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 15, 2017 while in residence at Whispering Way. Mrs. Bigelow was born on July 21, 1934 in Lansing, MI, the daughter of Vivern R. and Marguerite (McSherry) Demond. She was preceded in death by her husband, David James Bigelow on Feb. 5, 2007.  Surviving are her son, Robert and Christine Owen of Belmont; step-children, James, Violet, Patrick and Maureen; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister, Marlene Swart; many nieces and nephews; her step-sisters, Ramona Moyer and Holly Witter.  Mrs. Bigelow was a long-time member of Cascade Christian Church and had worked in the medical field as a receptionist for many years. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and for one hour prior to the service at the church. The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Dr. SE, with her nephew, Navy Chaplain Roger Bouma officiating.  Interment Rest Lawn Memorial Park. 

Charitable donations may be made to:

Humane Society of West Michigan
3077 Wilson Dr. N.W., Grand Rapids MI 49534
Tel: 1-616-453-8900
Web: http://www.hswestmi.org

 Service Information

April 19, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Metcalf & Jonkhoff Funeral Service
4291 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Funeral Service
April 20, 2017

11:00 AM
Cascade Christian Church
2829 Thornapple River Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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