OBITUARY

Marilyn R. Van Dyken

January 13, 1937October 10, 2021

Marilyn Ruth Van Dyken, age 84 of Jenison, went to be with her Lord and Savior October 10, 2021. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Clarence; their children Clare (Patricia) Van Dyken, Bill (Lisa) Van Dyken, Marijo (James) Bonner; grandchildren Chad (Katie) Van Dyken, Joshua Van Dyken, Nicholas (Kristin) Van Dyken, Rachel Van Dyken, Lauren (David) Kramer, Olivia Van Dyken, Keerstyn (Tyce) Dykstra, Hailey Bonner; great-grandchildren Annika, Casen, Eliza; sister, Arlene (Jack) Hoskins; brothers and sisters-in-law Simon (Lois) Van Dyken, Gerald (Joanne) Van Dyken, Janet Weidenaar, James (Donna) Van Dyken; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Marilyn enjoyed fishing with her husband, spending time with her family, volunteering at Kid’s Hope program at church and substitute teaching.

A time to visit with Marilyn’s family will be held from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Monday October 18, 2021 at Cook Memorial Chapel, 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, with a celebration of life service to begin at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Georgetown Cemetery.

The family welcomes memories and messages in their online guestbook at www.cookcaresgrandville.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry Beets Mission c/o LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church.

  • DONATIONS

  • Henry Beets Mission

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 18, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, October 18, 2021

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Arlene Hoskins

October 16, 2021

Childhood Memories of My Sister Marilyn
Marilyn and I were the only children of William and Josephine Doorn. My first recollection of Marilyn goes back to a family trip to Holland, Michigan. My dad was driving us home when Marilyn suddenly opened a door, fell out of the car, and then landed onto the roadside sand. This caused her to lose the ability to speak which she fortunately later regained after attending a school for the deaf. I also fondly remember summer vacations during our elementary school years. Our mother took us on camping and swimming trips and one time even drove us to Detroit to see the Tigers play. There was also a weekly trip to the farmers market on Division Avenue. Mom always made sure we wore one of our best dresses. Our father was a produce dealer, supplying A&P stores, so he was gone traveling much of the time. We both graduated from Central Christian High and Calvin College. We didn’t attend them at the same time since I was 4 1/2 years older; however, we often discussed class choices and teachers. I have lived in California for over 60 years. Out friendly contact through the years when we were apart plus our happy childhood together will be in my memory forever. I am blessed. Dear sister, rest in peace.





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October 16, 2021

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