Age 67, of Grand Ledge, passed on May 8, 2011, surrounded by her family. Born June 24, 1943, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her loving mother, Louise and father Harm, and survived by her loving husband, John Henry Reurink and sisters, Dorothy Postema and Bev Larson.
Mary Lou was the proud and loving mother of daughter, Laurel Beth (Reurink) Mwakanandi; son, John Theodore Reurink; and daughter, Amanda Robertson. Her loss is also mourned by son-in-law, Cowen Mwakanandi; daughter-in-law, Michelle Reurink; and her doting grandchildren, Olivia Mwakanandi, John Dolb Mwakanandi, LaTesha Robertson and Mariah Robertson.
A former employee of Tri-County Community Health, Mary Lou cared deeply for her community and the welfare and well-being of her family and those around her. An avid traveler, her family and friends send her on her journey to join the Lord and thank her for all the love, laughter and sunshine that she brought into their lives.
Funeral arrangements include: visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, and a funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at River Terrace Church, 1509 River Terrace Drive, East Lansing. Memorial contributions may be made to River Terrace Church Christian Education Fund or the Greater Lansing Food Bank.