Marjorie DeYoung, age 90, of Grand Rapids, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 14, 2021. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal; and grandson, Calvin Dykstra. She will be dearly missed by children, Kathy Dykstra, Kenric and Renee De Young; grandchildren, Charles and Carrie, Dana, and William; great-granddaughters, Charlotte and Catherine. Marge graduated from Calvin College and spent more than 35 years teaching, with kindergarteners being her favorite. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed baking, knitting, traveling, and volunteering. She took special joy in her role as grandma and great-grandma. No services are planned at this time. Burial Winchester Cemetery.
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February 21, 2021 5:18pm
Marge really cared for her students. I remember she would sit on the bus to calm a kindergarten student who was anxious about the "big kids". She waited patiently until the student was more confident. She did this more than once!
- Dawn Mulder
February 17, 2021 10:49pm
I was blessed to have her as a kindergarten teacher, also to have her and Neil as a sunday school teacher as we attended the same church. Great lady!!
- jenny Van Dyke
February 17, 2021 12:19pm
Marge was the oldest girl in a family of 12 siblings and became a second mom to many of us.
She was very outgoing and social and brought joy into our home. Mother Marge cared for us in many ways and took us in to live with her and her family when we had nowhere to go.
In these last few years we began to lose her to deafness and heart issues and lately to the rules of covid that left her all alone and lonely.
So with her kids, and nieces and nephews and cousins and friends and students we can only imagine Marge wrapped in Gods magnificent glory
- Dorothy Broersma Bredeweg
February 16, 2021 5:36pm
We had hoped that the covid pandemic would end soon so that we could visit Marge. She and Neal were our friends more than 65 years -- ever since Calvin College. Marge was special!
- Dennis & Jeni Hoekstra
February 16, 2021 11:41am
. i have good memories of her.She was the best teacher ever for me in kindergarten.What a caring person she was
- charles dyk
February 16, 2021 10:58am
I remember Marge so well from when we were both teaching at SW Christian. She was a special lady!
- Joyce Antczak
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