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Cheryl Ellen Tuinstra

April 25, 1949 — July 16, 2023

Plainwell, MI

Cheryl Ellen Tuinstra

Cheryl Ellen Tuinstra, beloved wife, mother, grandma, great-grandma, and lifelong beautician, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2023. Born on April 25, 1949, to Donald and Margaret (Burt) Rambadt, Cheryl dedicated her life to her family and was an active member of her church.

On June 25, 1971, Cheryl married the love of her life, Gerrit "Gary" Tuinstra, with whom she shared 52 wonderful years. Together, they built a loving family and created lasting memories. Cheryl's talents and passion as a beautician brought joy and confidence to many throughout her career.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Patricia Vickery, and her beloved grandson, Levi Eizenga. 

Cheryl's love for her family knew no bounds. She cherished her role as a mother to her sons, Brent (Tracye) Tuinstra and Jeremy (Katie) Tuinstra, and her daughter, Melinda (Bob) Eizenga. She also held a special place in her heart for her daughter-in-law, Julie Tuinstra. Cheryl adored her grandchildren: Hannah, Thomas (Bethany), Leah, Emma, Paige, Alyssa, Alex, Laura, Joel, Cara, Tyler, and Luke. She experienced the joy of being a great-grandmother to Hunter. Cheryl is also survived by her brother, Donald (Anita) Rambadt, and sister, Diane Katje, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In Cheryl's memory, donations may be made to Christian Volunteer Service in Mississippi or Immanuel Fellowship Church.

In accordance with the family’s wishes Cheryl will be laid to rest at South Martin cemetery during a private committal service. Public visitation will be held at Immanuel Fellowship Church, 6015 W H Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, July 20, 2023, beginning at 10:00 a.m until the time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor William Boekestein officiating. 

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Cheryl’s guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.

The Tuinstra family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080. 269-685-5881.

 
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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

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