October 18, 1937 – July 29, 2022
Thurlene “Toots” Behrens, age 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, July 29, 2022. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Behrens; parents Jennie and Elwin "Buck" Rutty; siblings Henrietta “Sis” Williams, Cora Black, Burt "Diddo" Nash, Howard "Sonny” Nash; stepbrother, Larry Rutty; brothers-in-law Bruce Williams, Garland Black; sisters-in-law Norma “Scottie” Nash, Mary Nash; and great-grandson, Beckham Moreno. She will be lovingly remembered by her children David (Ginger), Deb (Lee) Wilkinson, Dwayne (Mariana); grandchildren Jared (Katie), Lindsey (Beto), Rebekah (Casey), Ashley, Alicia (Alfred), Renae (Femi), Jenna, and Mia; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings Pat (Ron), Carol (Bob); stepsister-in-law, Linda Rutty. Thurlene was a graduate of Ottawa Hills High School and was married to her beloved husband, Wayne, for 66 years. She was very creative and excelled at many crafts: needlepoint, cross stitch, knitting, painting, and sewing. Thurlene had an adventurous and spunky spirit. She was always on the go and never sat still. She loved camping, boating, and travel, which she shared with Wayne and has passed on to her children. She was also a very good cook and we share many heartfelt memories of family gathered around the table enjoying her great food. A celebration of Thurlene’s life will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2022, with visitation beginning at 3 p.m. at the home of Wayne and Thurlene: 5056 Stanton Street, Hudsonville, MI 49426. After the service, please join us as we honor our parents and cherish spending time with friends and family with a cookout and old-fashioned potluck dinner. In honor of Thurlene and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmanuel Hospice. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.See more See Less
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