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Delores (Dee) VanderVeen Alton

November 2, 1937 — August 1, 2023

Plainwell

Delores (Dee) VanderVeen Alton, age 85, was welcomed into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 1, 2023. Dee was born in Muskegon, Michigan, November 2, 1937, and throughout her life she lived in Grand Rapids, Martin, Plainwell, and for the past 4 years she resided in Zephyrhills, Florida. Just a month ago she returned to Michigan where she was lovingly surrounded by family and dear friends while she was cared for at the Alamo rehabilitation and nursing facility in Kalamazoo.

Dee is survived by her son, James of Otsego; siblings, Allen (Lois) Veurink, Robert (Gloria) Veurink, Joyce (Frederick) Hoekzema; and her dear friends, Travis and Jody Morris. Dee was preceded in death by her first husband of 22 years, James VanderVeen, and her second husband of 26 years, Everett Alton; her parents, Adrian and Cathryn Veurink; brother, Howard Veurink; sisters-in-law, Barbara Veurink and Marjorie Veurink; and niece, Heather Veurink.

Dee and her husband Jim spent most of their married life in Plainwell. During those years they started the Red Barn Restaurant in nearby Martin which Dee ran from 1972-1977. Many people in Martin as well as from the surrounding areas enjoyed her delicious home cooking.
One of the important things about Dee is that she had the gift of evangelism. She passed out many tracts and she especially loved to talk to others about her Savior.

Arrangements are being made by Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Homes, 120 South Woodhams St., Plainwell, MI. Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 8, at 12:00 PM., officiated by Pastor Tony Dear of FaithWay Church. Family will gather prior to the service at 11:00 AM and visitation is from 11:30-12:00 PM.

While visiting Dee’s webpage at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please sign the guestbook and/or sharing a memory with the family. Those who wish to may make memorial contributions to Christian Neighbors.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

11:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Plainwell

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Plainwell

120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080

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