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Sharon Vonk

February 23, 1943 — September 27, 2015

Sharon Vonk


Sharon Kay Vonk, 72, of Bridgman passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at West Woods of Bridgman.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, October 12, 2015 at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Road, Stevensville, with Reverend Wade S. Panse officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 10 - 11 AM prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

Sharon was born on February 23, 1943 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of the late Henry and Vivian (Thomas) Vonk. Sharon attended the Michigan School for the Blind, Iowa School for the Deaf, and Helen Keller School for the Deaf and Blind in New York. Locally, she attended Maple Grove in Benton Harbor and Gateway, and participated in The Special Olympics. Sharon was a very loving person, always giving everyone a hug. She loved her family and enjoyed her nephews, nieces, and great nieces. Sharon enjoyed doing all kinds of crafts; doing jigsaw puzzles; making potholders; doing latch hook wall hangings, pillows, and rugs.

Survivors include her sister, Shirley Vonk (Larry) Cole; brothers: Richard (Sherry) Vonk, and David (Anne) Vonk; 4 nephews: Jeff Cole, Steve Cole, Jim (Amber) Vonk, Jon Vonk; 2 nieces: Marci (Steve) Wark and Andrea Vonk; 4 great nieces: Makenzie, Madison, Kendall, and Kamryn; and step-father Seymour Pallack.

Gathering of Family and Friends

10 - 11 AM ,Monday, October 12, 2015
Stevensville United Methodist Church
5506 Ridge Road Stevensville, MI 49127

Memorial Service

11 AM ,Monday, October 12, 2015
Stevensville United Methodist Church
5506 Ridge Road Stevensville, MI 49127

Private Family Burial


Graceland Cemetery
8550 Red Arrow Hwy Bridgman, MI 49106
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