Kathryn "Marge" Folkringa

Marge FolkringaAge 95, passed away March 18, 2015.  She was born January 2, 1920, in Grand Rapids.  Marge and her husband, Louis, moved to Lansing in 1941.  She worked for the State of Michigan Department of Transportation, retiring in 1974 and was a member of Immanuel Community Reformed Church.  Marge was a collegiate diver and was a candidate for the 1936 Olympics.

Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Louis in 1998, and by 5 siblings, who died in the same order of their birth.  Surviving are:  3 daughters, Marilyn (Lawrence) Gerard of Marne, MI, Sally Folkringa of Lansing, and Patricia (Garry) Vander Vlucht of Mears, MI; son, Gary (Lisa) Folkringa of DeWitt Township; 8 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Marge’s family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grand Rapids.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Mercy, or Great Lakes Caring Hospice in memory of Kathryn M. Folkringa.

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Jerry Garfield
March 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Sorry for your loss.

Sharon Bennett
March 24, 2015 at 10:43 am

Your dear Mom Marge was one of my customers at Kroger Pharmacy. she was always so sweet to talk to. And when she did call she always asked for me to help her. I thought that was so special. We had many nice conversations . Its was a pleasure to know her and I will miss our talks. Gods Blessings to all of her loved ones.


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