Thomas Lee Axdorff

December 1, 1939June 15, 2014
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Thomas Lee Axdorff, aged 74, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thomas was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was known for his kindness and generosity, always ready to lend a helping hand. Tom attended Catholic Central High School and later worked for General Motors retiring after 34 years of dedicated service. Later in life he enjoyed vacationing with family often traveling abroad. He was preceded in death by his sister Sandra Pursley. Surviving Thomas are his wife Suzette Axdorff and the mother of his children Patricia Axdorff. Also surviving are his children Richard, Andy, Diane (Kevin) Spicher, Ken (Leah), Dennis (Elizabeth), Jennifer (Jeff) Rivard, Mike Terpstra, Rob (Diana) Terpstra, and Dan (Michele) Terpstra; grandchildren, Eric, Alex, Joshua, Ashley, Rachael, Tyler, Cassandra, Riley, Keith, Matthew, Avery, Jordan and Lily; great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Madison, Natalie, Eldon, Adam and Cynthia; brother Richard and sister Pat (Ronald) Schumaker; his Mother-in-Law Betty Timmer; Brothers-in-Law Al Pursley, Lance (Diane) Timmer, Bob Timmer; sisters-in-law Michelle (Dan) Benningfield, Terri (John) Mileski and Monique Ciofu. Please join Thomas's family for visitation Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 5-8pm and Funeral Service at 11am on Friday June 20, 2014 at Reyers North Valley Chapel. In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial contribution to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


  • Visitation Thursday, June 19, 2014
  • Memorial Service Friday, June 20, 2014

Thomas Lee Axdorff

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June 22, 2014

Suzette, I am so sorry to hear about Tom's passing. You and your family have my sincere sympathy and will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Brenda Whip

June 22, 2014

Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.
Brenda, Carol and Rich Whip

Lisa and Jim Owen

June 21, 2014

Tom is an amazing Uncle. He made the family get togethers so much fun with the tractor rides around the yard! He touched soo many lives in soo many positive ways. Though sometimes time and space separated our seeing each other and all the kids, the love and closeness never faded. Thank You Tom for all of the special memories and bringing such a great family into this life's journey. Love you always, Lisa and Jim Owen

Erick Rupprecht

June 19, 2014

Suzette and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Tom always made me smile and I will miss him. My thoughts are with you as are prayers for your entire family.

Kimm Slater

June 19, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. It is, and has been, my honor to know all of Toms children. May God continue to sustain you during this time of grief. Our joy is knowing he lives in all of us, for all of us.

Jerry & Sandy Koeman(Axdorff)

June 19, 2014

Our prayers are with you and your family. With Sympathy,

YaVonne Quigley

June 19, 2014

To the Axdorff Family, The loss of PaPa Tom will certainly be missed by all. The few occasions I was honored to visit him always brought about joy, laughter and happy times. Our south Georgia family is praying and thinking of you all at this time. God Bless and love always.

Blaine & Darcie Cronn

June 19, 2014

Our thoughts are with you all. May God comfort you during this sad time.
Blaine & Darcie Cronn

Marcia Leonhardt

June 19, 2014

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Sandy / Leo Knapp

June 19, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.