Jun 10th 1922 - Aug 4th 2012
Surrounded by her family, Lucille Catherine Rauch passed on to her heavenly home on August 4, 2012 at Hospice House of Holland. She was born June 10, 1922 in Holland, Michigan to Robert and Edith Covington and was preceded in death by Gerrit, her husband of 33 years.
She is survived by her five children: Lana VanDenBerg of Zeeland, Marlene (Steve) DeKoeyer of Holland, Connie (Bob) Hoffman of Chelsea, Barbara VanDyke of Holland and Bill (Jayne) Rauch of Portage; her 11 grandchildren: Brenda VanderWege, Shelly (Larry) Kuck, Jim VanDenBerg, Amy (Kurt) Sale, Loran (April) Serne, Dax (Cassie) Hoffman, Devon (Mike) Campfield, Caleb (Pamela) VanDyke, Ashley (Aaron) Coppersmith, Gerrit Rauch, Julia Rauch; her 16 great-grandchildren: Chase VanderWege, Briana VanderWege, Drew VanderWege all of Holland, Marissa Kuck, Alex Kuck, Mason Kuck, all of Zeeland, Tyler Sale, Travis Sale of Holland, Max Hoffman, Kaden Hoffman, Ashton Hoffman all of Damascus, Maryland, Kyler Campfield, Syndey Campfield of Leominster, Massachusetts, Dayne Coppersmith, Braden Coppersmith, Carly Coppersmith all of Holland; her sister, Joan Lofton of Oregon; and her brother Robert Covington of California; her sister-in-law, Bernice Rauch of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to Acute Myeloid Leukemia research at The University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation or to St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Lucille’s family sends a special thank you to the staff at Holland Hospital ICU and to the staff at Hospice House of Holland.
Lucille was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and spent her entire life putting her family first and was an example of strength and morality. She was a charter member of Our Lady of the Lake Church and was the Membership Chair for the Fifty Plus Group for many years. She volunteered at the Hope College Reminiscence Project, the Red Cross, the Blue Birds, the Boy Scouts, Camp Fire, and with English as a Second Language.
According to Lucille’s wishes, her body has been donated to the University of Michigan Medical School for teaching and research purposes.
A memorial mass will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 480 152nd Avenue in Holland, 49424.
Visiting with the family will take place in the chapel one hour prior to service and after the service in the Father Nash church auditorium.
Arrangements by the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, www.dykstrafuneralhome.com.