OBITUARY

Jane Karen Dunham

May 22, 1948October 2, 2020

Jane Karen Dunham, age 72, of Grand Rapids passed away on Friday, October 2, , 2020, Jane was born on May 22, 1948.

She is survived by her daughters Robin (late Terry) Haaksma, Kelly (Adam) DeYoung, her grandchildren Katrina Haaksma, Heidi Haaksma, Megan Haaksma, Elizabeth Deyoung, Samantha DeYoung, and Joey DeYoung.

Jane will be remembered for her compassionate heart and loving generosity. Jane was grounded in her faith and a committed follower of Christ her entire life. Her faith guided her in everything. She even had the opportunity to make a trip to Israel and was baptized in the Jordan River. She spent several years working as an in-home health care aide, and had a special gift working with the elderly. She truly enjoyed having fun in life, walking the beach, and roller skating. She loved her ice tea with no ice. She loved surprising others with blessings, especially in the form of written cards. She was a loving mother and adored her grandchildren. She will be missed by many.

The family would like to thank Georgetown-Cambridge Manor and Spectrum Health Hospice for their loving care.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Burial

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

Memories

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Nancy and Roger J. Haynes

October 7, 2020

Dear Robin, Katrina, Heidi, Megan and Family,

We were saddened to learn of your mother and grandmother’s passing after such a debilitating and lengthy illness. Life is precious and it never seems to be long enough, especially when we know that one’s earthly life has ended. We always wished there was one more time to say hello, share our love or one more story of our family or our life, but we must be satisfied with memories and the belief in a Heavenly reunion. What makes Jane’s illness and passing so hard is that it is though she passed away twice, once with her illness and finally when she joined Jesus for her journey to Heaven. We pray for God’s blessing on your family as you mourn your mom’s passing and celebrate her life. May you all be comforted in knowing that she is reunited with her Lord and her family, and we believe Terry and her heavenly family were there to greet her. We pray also that you will find healing in this time of loss. Ponder the memories of the good times, smile at the many happy occasions, and rejoice for her eternal life now free of pain. May God Bless you all now and always. Our prayerful thoughts and love,

Wilma Haaksma Silvis, Nancy and Roger J. Haynes

Patricia Cotter

October 6, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Janey at Georgetown and Cambridge. I absolutely love her and she will always have a piece of my heart. My thoughts and condolences to her family. Janey will certainly be missed by many ❤

Mary Beth Thompson

October 5, 2020

Janey,
My sweet and gentle soul you were always my guardian angel. You introduced me to contemporary Christian Music. You knew I loved Toby Mac and you always made me CD’s. You and I went to see Joyce Meyers and we had a such a spiritual day. Your pumpkin bread was always such a beautiful gift. You loved our Lord with your whole heart and soul, now you are where you always wanted to be in heaven praising our God. See you soon my special loving friend.

Julie Straubel

October 5, 2020

Janey was one of the nicest people that I remember when growing up in the neighborhood. She always had a smile and hello for everyone. My mom and her would talk every once in while when Janey took the dog for a walk down our alley. She will be greatly missed!

Jo ann Foster

October 5, 2020

We have known Janey since Vietnam. We have so many memories to list. We have been best friends for years. Janey was the most beautiful woman inside and out. She would do anything for anyone. I have never met a person so caring and loving. She will be missed. We loved her so much. ❤️

Eileen Pellow

October 5, 2020

My daughter and Kelly went to school together and that is how I met Janey. She was truly a really sweet person who will truly be missed. May she rest in peace.

Ruth Andrus

October 4, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss! Your mom was such a happy gentle soul! She was smiling every time I saw her. We know you will miss her greatly.

Siobhain(shavon) Weston

October 4, 2020

Janey was such a lovely lady inside and out.
One precious memory I have of her was in 2013. My knee was severely injured and I was on crutches, anticipating surgery. Robin drove me to the Joyce Meyer rally that Janey was working at . We never could have gotten seats and parking except for Janey’s volunteer service that night. I crutched across the balcony with Robin’s help and we met Janey right before the service. She grabbed my hand and declared, “the Lord will heal your knee tonight!”
Joyce came out and read from James 5:14 and proceeded with the service.
Yes! Jehovah Rapha(the God who heals)restored the torn cartilage in my knee while in the parking lot after the service. It released, the pain lessened and I got out of the car on one crutch. The miracle was confirmed by the Orthopedic surgeon. Thanks Janey for your faith when mine was faltering!
My condolences and prayers to all.
Siobhain (shavon) Weston

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