Guendolee “Lee” Tubergen

February 14, 1956 ~
February 20, 2024

Guendolee A. (Lee) Tubergen, age 68, was peacefully called home to glory on Tuesday morning, February 20, 2024, surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer.

A wonderful wife, a loving mother, the best grandma, sister, aunt, friend, and cousin, Lee was all of these and more. She loved her flower garden, and the absence of weeds showed it. One of her favorite parts of it was her birdbath. When she wasn’t in the garden, her face would be found behind a good book, Lee loved to read. Of all the things she loved, her family was the most important. Especially her grandboys; they were her pride and joy and she would talk your ear off about them if you gave her the opportunity. Before her first grandchild was born, she worked as a sales account clerk for Meijer for 40+ years. After learning she was going to be a grandma, she quickly set in motion the wheels of retirement.

Everyone that knew Lee knew how fierce and feisty she was. Fierce with her love, fierce with her selflessness, and a fierce fighter. She was fierce and feisty right up to the end; she wouldn’t let go until the people she loved dearest were able to say goodbye. That woman’s health had been put to the test time and time again, and every time came out “mooing” on the other side. Ask one of us about the mooing story, another testament to her fierceness and sense of humor.

Too soon, man it’s too soon, but we are thankful for the 68 years she blessed this earth. She fit 68 years into a lifetime and we are all a loving testament to who she was. She is now pain free, with her firstborn son and many others who celebrate her arrival into Jesus’s loving arms. We will miss her like crazy, but we get through this because of what she taught us. Give everyone a big hug for us. Love you!!

Lee was preceded in death by her son, Nicholas, and parents, Louis and Guendolee Andrews. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 44 years, Douglas; children, Stephanie Tubergen, Patrick and Courtney Tubergen; grandsons, Grady, Shepard, and Huck; sisters, Lorraine Andrews, Sue Youngdahl, Jeanne and Bob Rector; brothers, Frank Andrews, and Lou and MaryJo Andrews, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Relatives and friends may visit with the family Sunday, February 25, 2024 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Corewell Health Hospice.

Visitation
Sunday, February 25
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Visitation
Sunday, February 25
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Leave Your Tribute Message

March 21, 2024 10:51am
Doug and family. My heartfelt sympathy to you. Lee was an amazing lady❤️

- Marie Goei

February 27, 2024 2:26pm
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Lee Tubergen. She was a light that shined, always kind. Truly missed by her Meijer friends. May she rest in peace. Respectfully, Liz

- Liz Salomon

February 23, 2024 12:22pm
Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Lee. We pray for God’s love, comfort and peace to surround you all. She will be missed!

- Fernando and Laurie Bedevia

February 23, 2024 10:33am
Doug, I am so sorry for your loss. Your wife sounds like an amazing woman. I pray God's peace for you and yours during this difficult time and in the days to come.

- Jody Smith

February 22, 2024 5:59pm
Lee and I were “sisters” for about 50 years. She loved her little brother and our family. Lee will be missed, but never will she be forgotten. Lee is with her son, Mum and Dad now and she has no pain. Rest easy Lee. We will all join you in due time. Bless you.

- Mary Jo Andrews

February 22, 2024 5:42pm
Gone too soon Lee, but while you were here you lovingly cared for my cousin Doug and your beautiful family. I am glad that I got to see you give Doug some much-needed golf lessons last summer. RIP you beautiful and special, sweet lady! You will be sorely missed.

- Larry Dolfin

February 22, 2024 8:15am
Rest well, Lee. Thanks for everything you taught me about life and Sales Accounting.

- Patti Wiktorowski

February 21, 2024 7:07pm
My dear friend you will be so missed. Always will love you ❤️‍🩹❤️. 🤗. My deepest sympathy to you Doug, Stephanie, Patrick and family..

- Rose




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