Carol Jean Conant
December 3, 1937 – February 11, 2021
Carol Jean Schut Conant, age 83 from Hudsonville, MI, entered her heavenly home in the arms of Jesus on Thursday February 11, 2021 with her three daughters by her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents Jim and Inez Schut; brother, Jimmy; sister, Shirley; son-in-law, Dean Wierenga; many brothers- and sisters-in-law; and faithful husband of 56 years, Roger Len Conant. She was survived by her “BEST FAMILY EVER": husband, Irwin Bruxvoort and his children; children Terri and Evan Dufendach, Tammie and Jeff Palmitier, Brenda and Dave Huyser; grandchildren AJ and Kristen Dufendach, Ben and Taylor Palmitier, Derek and Caroline Dufendach, Becca and Wyatt Kuiper, Heather and Holly Wierenga, Kendra Huyser (Austin Lane), Zach and Brooklyn Huyser; great-grandchildren Eloise, Kennedy, Louis, Molly, Lena, and Zoey; brothers and sisters-in-law Gary and Lee Schut and Alan and Patricia Schut; sister, January Friesner; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, and friends.
Carol was a lovely, vibrant, classy, beautiful, kind, positive, generous, sweet, special lady with so many friends who loved to golf, exercise, and stay fit and active. She would light up a room with her radiant eyes and her warm smile, and she always portrayed strong, selfless Christian values. She was a word processor for many years at Smiths Industries/GE and took pride in her healthy, blessed family. She will be dearly missed by all her amazing family and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 19 at Fair Haven Church with visitation prior to the service from 10:00-10:45 a.m. We ask that masks be worn at all times while observing appropriate physical distancing.
Memorial contributions can be made to Fair Haven Church or The Alzheimer’s Association. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com. Well done, good and faithful servant!
Friday, February 19, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
Carol Jean Conant
February 17, 2021
Carol was one of the friendliest and most accommodating people that I had the privilege to work with. It seemed like she was always in a good mood and never too busy to listen to what you wanted. I can remember bringing draft documents to her that were really poor excuses for even a draft and she would look at them and never comment on how poorly done they were even when I knew I had done a really sloppy job. She’d just look at me and ask me that dreaded question `When do you need this?’ Well, there were times that I brought things to her considerably later than their desired lead time and I would sheepishly tell her `Well, it is due out in 2 days’, expecting to have to endure some wrathful lecture about the lead time they needed and how much work needed to be done and how busy she was. But she never, never scolded me, at least not verbally. She would just give me a look that made me feel terribly guilty even though her demeanor was actually quite pleasant. Then she would smile and tell me she would see what she could do. And most of the time, maybe even all the time, she would have it done by the time I requested. And here’s the amazing thing, she always made me feel like getting my stuff done was the most important task she had in her bucket even though I’m sure she had many other people wanting things done as well. She was truly a jewel of a person to work with and I am blessed to have known her.
February 16, 2021
Remembering the wonderful times we had together over the years. So sad to learn of Carol's passing. She was a vibrant, loving lady and she will be missed. God bless you all.
February 15, 2021
Carol was one of the most enjoyable people I had the privilege of working with during our time at Smiths/GE. Always had a positive outlook. My condolences.
February 14, 2021
Carol and I worked together for 18 years as word processing specialists at Lear Siegler. We also car pooled for a time. Lots of memories. She will be missed. My sympathy to her family.
February 13, 2021
There are people who touch your life and make an imprint that lasts forever. Carol was one of those people. She had a magnetism that just made you like her and enjoy her presence.
A little story: When working together in the Lear-Siegler (Smiths) word processing department, we always celebrated one another's birthdays. Carol was having a "big one" - 40! She was dreading it. I volunteered to make a cake and bring it in to surprise her. Because she was fretting so much about turning 40, the team decided to have some fun with her. So I decorated the cake with a gray horse and instead of singing Happy Birthday to Carol, we sang, "The Old Gray Mare Just Ain't What She Used to Be." Oh my goodness, did she ever laugh at that. Of course, she found that 40 wasn't so bad after all!
I find myself remembering funny little stories of Carol and her great smile and laugh. Her love for her family was always front and center, and I always looked forward to hearing about "the girls" and Roger.
So sad that I didn't get to see her just one more time. So happy that she was an important part of my life - a friend who I loved and will never forget.
Tim and Alys Thompson
February 12, 2021
Carol and Roger were such great friends for many years. Played lots of golf with them, traveled with them and just enjoyed being with them. We still kept in touch after all these years even tho we didn’t get together. Can’t believe that woman who was so very full of life has been taken. She will be missed forever ❤️😞