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Lola J. Thomas

Lola J. Thomas, age 91 , born on January 30, 1928 to George and Francis Sanderson in Chesaning, MI, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on February 9, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Thomas; parents, George and Francis Sanderson; daughter, Rebecca Dickson; brothers, Harley, Gale, Marlo, Leonard and Jack Sanderson; sister, Myrle Robinson. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Nancy Nystrom, Tom Dickson, Alan and Jackie (Heth) Dickson, Brian and Colleen (Shoemaker) Thomas, Jeffrey and Christine (Kasper) Thomas; 16 Grandchildren; 42 Great Grandchildren and 13 Great Great Grandchildren. Lola was a loving mom and caring person. She was a  long time member at Grand Rapids First church. Funeral services will be held Thursday 10:30 am at Grand Rapids First Church (Wyoming) 2100 44th St. SW, with Rev. Brian Thomas officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday 5 to 8 pm at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home (Wyoming) 4031 Clyde Park Ave. SW., and from 9:30 to 10:30 am Thursday prior to the service at church. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Chesaning, MI. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Laurels of Sandy Creek in Wayland, MI.

  1. Heaven gained a wonderful, caring lady. I loved her cheerful attitude and eagerness to cause infectious laughter. Aunt Lola was a favorite to all who knew her. She will be missed.

    - Kay Rottman
  2. Tom, You and your family have our deepest sympathies. Ray And Kathy Funk

    - Raymond Funk
  3. Brian, Colleen and Family,
    Our sympathies in the loss of Brian’s Mom. May your good memories carry you through this time of loss.

    - Cindy & Ron Heinbeck
  4. Brian, Colleen and Family,
    May the peace of God fill your hearts at this time. It is our prayer that as you and your family come together you can gain comfort from all the awesome and loving memories of times spent with your mom.

    Tim and Candy Ryder

    - Candy Ryder

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