Marion J. Walvoord, 92, of Oostburg died peacefully early on Thursday morning, October 6, 2016 at Pine Haven Residential Home in Sheboygan Falls where she had resided for the past year.

Marion was born on May 31, 1924, in the Town of Lima, the daughter of the late Arthur and Jenny (Oonk) Meerdink. Marion attended Oostburg High School. On December 28, 1945 she married Lloyd J. Walvoord in Hingham. She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Holland for many years. Lloyd preceded her in death following 61 years of marriage.

Marion was a member of the First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove, the Ladies Aid and Senior group there. She was also a member of the Homemakers Club. Marion enjoyed hymn sings and playing the harmonica and piano, bingo and card games, gardening, freezing and canning, travel and spending time with her family and friends.

Marion is survived by four daughters, Jean Steinhardt of Plymouth, Barbara (Wayne) Claerbout of Gibbsville, Donna (Jerry) Schneider of Hartford, and Mary (James) Roethel of Oostburg; four sons, Kenneth (Jeanne) Walvoord of Oostburg, Roger Walvoord of Oostburg, Gary (Robyn) Walvoord of Kansasville, Randall (Linda) Walvoord of Oostburg; 16 grandchildren, Michael Steinhardt, Julie (Kent) Kowitz, Jim (Dawn) Claerbout, Amy (Tom) Bruggink, Teresa (Dennis) Egerer, Ryan (Jessica) Walvoord, Eric (Esther) Schneider, Aaron (Megan) Schneider, Andrew (Annika) Schneider, Benjamin Walvoord, Nicholas Walvoord, Angela (Ben) Wendorf, Rev. Michelle (Josh) Gross, Grant (Rachel) Roethel, Katie (EJ) Saldana, Jonathan Walvoord; 16 great grandchildren; one sister, Doris Carlson of Minnesota; and one brother, A. Glenn (Sharon) Meerdink of Ohio.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; one grandson, Shawn Walvoord; one brother-in-law, Kenneth Carlson, and a step brother, LaMont (Arlean) Daane.

A funeral to celebrate Marion’s life took place at the First Reformed Church in Cedar Grove on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 11 am with the Revs. Kent Vant Hul and Michelle Gross officiating. Burial will follow at Hingham Cemetery in the Town of Lima.

Family and friends could gather at the church on Sunday from 4-7 pm, and on Monday from 10 am until the time of the service.

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A memorial fund is being established in her memory for First Reformed Church.

The Walvoord family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staffs at Pine Haven Residential Home and St. Nicholas Home Health Care and Hospice for the loving and dedicated care given to Marion and their family.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home in Oostburg (920-564-2771) is serving the Walvoord family.

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