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Mary Janet Zuydwegt

June 30, 1935 — November 20, 2023

Martin, MI

Mary Janet Zuydwegt

Mary Janet Hope Zuydwegt born on June 30, 1935, to Alvin and Katherine (Latzo) Hope in Kalamazoo, MI. Passed away on November 20, 2023, in Martin, MI.

Mary married John Anton Zuydwegt on February 20, 1954, and they had 56 years together before his death in 2010. Together they raised 3 sons, 2 daughters, and numerous foster kids in the Plainwell area.

After working at Upjohn in Kalamazoo, Mary and John retired to live in Punta Gorda, FL where they lived many happy years. Mary was a long-time member of the Otsego Moose Lodge. Mary returned to Michigan to live out her final years in the loving care of Doris Hawkey (raised as a sister, Letty & Jason Sherry).

Mary is survived by John Jr., Henry (Michelle) Zuydwegt and Peggy Sherry of Punta Gorda, FL, and Phillip (Becky) Zuydwegt of Kewadin, MI. Grandchildren Michelle (Greg) Westendorp, Zachary, and Marisa Zuydwegt, Aaron and Adam Nichols, Josh, Heather and Terry Head, Stuart, and Alex Sherry. Many Great Grandchildren and extended family. Special friend Louella Wagner.

Mary is preceded in death by her Husband John Sr., Daughter Patricia, Daughter-in-law, Charlene, and Grandson John William (Bill) Zuydwegt, Brothers, Alvin (Bud) and Leroy Hope.

Celebration of Life will take place in 2024 at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

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

The Zuydwegt 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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