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Carolyn Kay VanderLaan

September 19, 1941 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 78)


Carolyn Kay VanderLaan passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 22, 2020 at the age of 78.  She was preceded in death by her husband James “Sam” and her parents Al and Barb Hellberg.  She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Jim, John (Jamie), Jason (Debra), grandchildren; Kyle (Kayleigh), Kera, James (Arianna), Mary (Brian), Ashley (Paul), Matthew, great grandchildren Jameson, Kori, Ford, Lily, Lenon and Maddie, sisters; Betty Jackson, Judy Sikkema and Barbara Reed, brother Gordon (Julie) Hellberg and several sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, nieces and nephews.

For over 40 years Carolyn enjoyed selling her beloved Avon products to her family and friends.  A private service has taken place and a celebration of Carolyn’s life will be scheduled at a future date. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Conquering CHD (Congenital Heart Disease) – Michigan, PO Box 223, Alto, MI 49302.  The family would like to thank the staff at Pilgrim Manor for their wonderful care and support. 

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