OBITUARY

Arlene Catherine Baas

July 15, 1931February 17, 2018
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Arlene Catherine Baas passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018, she was born in the summer of 1931 to the late John and Grace Westra. Arlene is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, John Baas; five daughters, Sharri Baas, Marilynn (Jim) Kujawa, Donna Sugimoto, JoAnn (Jerry) Van Eizenga, Laura (Mike) Miling; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sister Ruth (Russ) Syen; brother Roger (Marian) Westra. Arlene was preceded in death by her siblings Donald Westra, Alfred Westra, Wilfred Westra, Murial Hoffman, one son-in-law Bruce Sugimoto, and one grandson Aaron Baas. Arlene worked for several years as a nurse’s aid at the Christian Rest Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1985, Arlene and John moved to Bradenton, Florida, due to John’s work. In Bradenton, Arlene worked as a hospice care provider until she retired in 1991. Arlene also loved to sing in the church choir and joined Women’s Bible Studies. She enjoyed travel, sewing, knitting, and reading and loved to do word search puzzles. Arlene loved to spend time with her family. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday February 21, 2018 at Reyers North Valley Chapel (2815 Fuller Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505), to celebrate Arlene’s life. The service will begin at 4:00pm, with a visitation prior, starting at 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution in Arlene’s name to the Christian Rest Home (1000 Edison Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504).

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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February 23, 2018

May you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. May you find peace and strength in this time of loss - Acts 25:15

February 19, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11

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