Reyers North Valley Chapel

2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI


Karen Jean Hertel

January 15, 1934October 2, 2019

On Wednesday October 2nd 2019 Karen Jean Hertel went to her heavenly home with Jesus and her late husband Roger. She was preceded in death by her parents Henry & Helene Block. She is survived by her daughters, Julie (Dr. Peter) Zwier, Amy (Najib) Abboud; her grandchildren, Laura (Ryan) Truer, Michael (Adelyn) Zwier, Kate (Mitch) Wierenga, Nina (Jason) Jankowski, Nicholas Abboud; great grandchildren, Addison, Madeline, Carter Truer & Brody Wierenga; and her sister, Elaine (Ron) Elzinga. Karen was born in Grand Rapids on January 15, 1934 and graduated from Calvin College. Her career began in Grand Rapids and ended in Lansing where she taught elementary education as a reading specialist for a majority of her career for 43 years. She had a love for learning and impacted many children throughout her life. In her retirement she enjoyed traveling and being with family. Donations can be made to Legacy Christian School. The visitation is Wednesday, October 9th from 6 - 9 PM at Reyers North Valley Chapel. Another time of visitation will be Thursday, October 10th from 10 - 11 AM with the funeral immediately following will be held in the Vineyard room on Thursday at 11 AM with a luncheon to follow at the Holland Home Breton Ridge, 2772 Pfeiffer Woods Dr. SE, Kentwood, MI 49512 .


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 10, 2019


Karen Jean Hertel

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