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 Helen Irene <I>Kolderman</I> MacDonald

Helen Irene Kolderman MacDonald

Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Death 27 Jul 2012 (aged 91)
Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Released to the care of family.
Memorial ID 100027463 · View Source
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Helen Irene was the daughter of Johannes Kolderman (1888-1979) and his wife Otillia/Ottilia Wilhelmine Hubrecht (1891-1961) Hubrecht.

KOLDERMAN siblings:

Helen married John MacDonald in 1948. John died in 2000.

2 MacDONALD children:

Sandy McDonald; m. Kurt Kindig.
3 KINDIG children: Ian, Todd, and Kevin.

Nancy McDonald; m. Chris Bamford.
2 BANFORD children: Scott and Robyn.

7 Great-grandchildren.

Helen attended Creston High School, received the DAR award, and graduated as valedictorian in 1939.

She began her career at Michigan Bell Telephone, married John MacDonald in 1948, then spent several years as a homemaker, raising her two daughters. She continued her career with Kent County in the business offices of the Register of Deeds and Kent Community Hospital.

She is remembered as a warm, loving, and gracious woman who loved her family dearly. Her marriage of 52 years to John displayed a relationship of tender love and commitment until his passing in 2000.

She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Sandy and Kurt Kindig and Nancy and Chris Bamford. She has five grandchildren, Scott Bamford and wife Amy, Robyn Arndt and husband Nathan, Ian Kindig and fiancee Samantha Angell, Todd Kindig and fiancee Rebecca Walker, and Kevin Kindig. She has seven great-grandchildren, Megan and Seth Bamford; Alexis, Jonathan and Raegan Arndt; and Blake and Logan Kindig.

She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Vivian Kolderman; nieces and nephews, Bill and Kathleen MacDonald, Kathy and Michael Peacock, Lynn and Linda Kolderman, Linda and Rom Bailey, Jane and Clay Hexton, Tom and Betsy Kolderman, Joe and Lavonne Kolderman, and Gene and Ruth Gephart.

She was preceded in death by husband, John, her brother and his wife, Roger and Helen Kolderman, brother, Joseph Kolderman, sister, Bernice and husband Harrod Gephart, brother-in-law, Bill and wife Kathryn MacDonald, and niece, Mary Helen Johnson.

Cremation confirmed 11/01/2012.

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