Mary Lou Reurink

MaryLou ReurinkAge 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.

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Mark Sharples
May 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm

We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.


Mark and Laura Sharples

Tara Jennings Dombroske
May 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I know it’s been a long time but I remember as a kind women.

Sheryl Eytcheson
May 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Dear Laurie,
I remember your mom at so many sporting events over the years at LCS. She loved watching her grandchildren and I will always remember the smile on her face. Praying that you feel God’s loving arms around you during this difficult time.
Love and prayers,

Jerry & Muriel Lamer
May 9, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Our hearts go out deeply to you in the sudden loss of Mary Lou. It seems like such an impossible thing to have happened.

Laurie, John T., Amanda
To each of you and the grandchildren, I am so sorry. Your Mom was not only a cousin, but such a good, life long friend. She was always so sweet, we talked and laughed a lot together.

Someday we’ll understand all this but until then, we can only trust that God is in control.

Love and prayers,
Jerry & Muriel “Mert” Lamer

Debbie (Koonter) Easterday
May 9, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Laurie –
I wanted to send my condolences to you. So sorry for your loss. It’s been a long time, but I remember your mom. My prayers are with you.

Kit and Char VanHaitsma
May 10, 2011 at 6:44 am

We would like to extend our sympathy to your whole family in the loss of Mary Lou. It was a shock but at least she didn’t suffer for weeks and years like some have to. Now we can be assured she is in heaven and all her cares are gone.

Patti Macksood
May 10, 2011 at 8:09 am

I am so sorry for the loss of MaryLou. She was such a kind and wonderful woman. I enjoyed visiting with her and doing her hair over the past several year’s. Her family was the love and joy of her life. I will really miss her. My heart goes out to all of you and you are in my prayer’s.


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