Debra Lynn Kuiper

April 24, 1966 ~
July 22, 2021

Debra Lynn Kuiper, age 55, of Grandville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 22, 2021, after a year-long struggle with cancer. Deb received a degree in Special Education and spent many years teaching in the resource room at Hope Christian School, always with a heart to help those who struggled academically. Deb loved music and many were blessed by her beautiful piano and organ playing. She was a devoted wife and mother who also found time to direct school choirs and teach the fundamentals of music to elementary school students. She was preceded in death by her father Ken Schipper. She is survived by her husband, Steve Kuiper; children, Paula and Marco Barone, Mark Kuiper, David and Ally Kuiper, Holly Kuiper, and Cynthia Kuiper; grandson, Joshua Barone; mother, Marilyn Schipper; brothers, Randall Schipper, Ronald (Gracia) Schipper; numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many, many friends. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Monday, July 26, 2021, at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville), 4145 Chicago Dr. SW. Private burial will be held at Grandville Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 11 am Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Southwest Protestant Reformed Church, 4875 Ivanrest Ave SW with Rev. David Noorman officiating. For those who wish, contributions may be made to Hope Christian School.

Monday, July 26
2:00pm - 4:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Monday, July 26
6:00am - 8:00am

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Memorial Service
Tuesday, July 27

Southwest Protestant Reformed Church
4875 Ivanrest Ave. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

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July 25, 2021 8:16pm
I am so sorry to hear about Deb’s passing. She was a very special person. May God give all of you peace in the coming days and may you feel His arms around you during this time

- Sandy Alsum

July 24, 2021 11:57pm
Deb was a lovely, godly woman. She had a beautiful perspective on life and it showed. She was grateful to God for her blessings and she loved Him and her family deeply. She was generous with her time, talents, care, and concern for others. I met her as a college student in the Special Education Dept at Calvin many years ago. How blessed was I to strike up a friendship with her that lasted all these years. Many condolences to her family. This is beyond difficult. But please know that Deb touched many lives and we are better off for it. She was a gift from the Lord and we will cherish her in our hearts til we meet again in Heaven.

- Cathy DeYoung

July 24, 2021 6:28pm
Our sincere condolences to Steve and his family. We enjoyed the brief time we spent with Deb.

- Howard and Mary Ann Wilson

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