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Tena De Vink

Tena (Mantel) De Vink, age 94, of Byron Center, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Tena was born on May 14, 1925, in Schermerhorn, the Netherlands, to the late Pieter Mantel and Trijntje (Wever) Mantel.  She came to the United States in 1949, with her husband and 11-month-old daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; grandson, Darrin Groendyk; son-in-law, Pete Boaze; two sisters, Corrie Mantel, Martha Rus; and brother, Jan Mantel. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Marcia Boaze, Jack De Vink, Bob and Jeanne De Vink; grandchildren, Monica Heatwole, Lance and Annelies De Vink, Mitchell and Mallory De Vink, Matthew De Vink; great-grandchildren, Kataryna Heatwole, Kensley De Vink, Molly and Maverick De Vink; brother, Willem Mantel; brother-in-law, Jan Rus; many nieces and nephews; as well as her neighbors from Amber View.  The family would like to express their thanks to her special friends, Nelleke and Stu Vander Heide, Norman and Marge Dykman, Luke and Ann DeVries and Dr. Thomas Foster and the nurses of Mercy Health for their care and concern. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen officiating. Interment will be held at Kent Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lacks Cancer Center or the charity of one’s choice. 

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