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Gun Lake Community Church
Friday February 4th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Saturday February 5th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Gun Lake Community Church
Saturday February 5th, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Sandra Marie MacVean

Sandra MacVean of Martin, surrounded by her loving family, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 28, 2022. She was born September 25, 1934, to Eldon VanLent Sr. and Marie (Brown) VanLent of Otsego.

Sandra graduated from Otsego High School in 1952. On January 22, 1972, she married Ron MacVean of Martin. Together they farmed and raised kids. In their 50 years of marriage regular church attendance was a priority. First at Martin Methodist, later at Watson Bible and finally Gun Lake Community. Together Sandra & Ron enjoyed time with their family, the Allegan County Fair, traveling to all the lower 48 states. Even recently traveling to Alabama in December of 2021 before Sandra became ill and they returned home on January 11, 2022.

Sandra is preceded in her passing by her parents; brothers: Jim VanLent and Eldon VanLent, grandson: Peter Stender; and great granddaughter: Raegan Snyder.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years: Ron MacVean; sister: Sharon VanLent of Allegan; children: Deb (Marty) Tate of Coldwater, Jayne (Blaine) McLeod of White Lake, Connie (Joel) Newton of Lowell, Ken (Rosie) Jager of Martin, Mike (Carrie) Jager of Martin, Tom Jager of Wayland, Charlie (Carol) Jager of Wayland, Linda (Craig) Zeinstra of Shelbyville, Doug (Nikki) MacVean of Martin; twenty grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.

In accordance with the family’s wishes public services will be held at the Gun Lake Community Church, 12200 West M-179 Hwy, Wayland, MI 49348, with a visitation on Friday, February 4, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, with a time for visiting beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Following the service there will be a time for food and fellowship. Sandra will be laid to rest at South Martin Cemetery following the luncheon.

Memorials made in Sandra’s memory may be directed to the Wings of Hope Hospice or the Gun Lake Community Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.

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

The MacVean 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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My sympathies to Ron and the whole family. Sandy was a great lady.

Herb Ayres Mar 2 2022 1:41 PM

To the family,
What a beautiful visual tribute to Sandy! She just radiates love and joy! It is clearly visible to see the joy and love exchanged with family & friends in your selected photos. So many photos and so many memorable moments captured. Thank you for sharing!

Patti (Khodl) Hewitt Feb 7 2022 9:39 PM

Ron and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this difficult time.

Suzanne & Jeff Conley Feb 4 2022 1:59 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss Ron. Our prayers are For you and your family at this time.

Connie & Mike Booth Feb 3 2022 10:17 PM

Dear Ron, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how hard it is, loosing my Lady 3 years ago, Be happy for the 50 great years you had to gather. I know Sandra was a very special Lady. Take care my friend, we will be praying for you. Much Affection Ron Cutler and Judy Vandenburg.

Ronald Cutler and Judy Vandenburg Feb 3 2022 8:53 PM

I was lucky enough to know Sandra and enjoy time with her and her smile. Her and Ron opened their home to myself and my family. Even came to Vermont and visited us. I am thankful for the great times and memories we shared. She will never be forgotten. My heart is heavy for Ron and family.
Love you all
Jamie Zargo Karla, Meadow and River

Jamie Zargo Feb 3 2022 8:05 PM

Sandy was a dear friend and prayer warrior for our family. She was loved and will be missed.

Joan and Gary Melvin Feb 3 2022 6:27 PM

Sandy was a very dear person & a special friend. My thoughts & prayers go out to Ron & all the family. Keep your memories forever in your hearts.

Molly Mentzer Feb 3 2022 8:26 AM

Ron I was sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. She was such a beautiful lady. Keep all your great memories close to your heart

Joyce Boss, Cedar Crest NM Feb 3 2022 1:13 AM

Sandy has always had a special place in my heart. She was an amazing Vacation Bible School teacher, ready with a kind word and warm hug, and a special friend and coworker with my mom at Carman Pharmacy. My most important memory of Sandy was her visit to my mom at the hospital the day my mom died. Sandy offered quiet peace and comfort to our family. May memories wrap themselves around you.

Karen (Fenner) Andrews Feb 2 2022 7:58 PM

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