Charlene VanDongen

March 5, 1940 - June 1, 2016
Portage, MI

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Visitations


Sunday, June 5, 2016
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Life Story Funeral Homes - Betzler
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900
Driving Directions

Services


Monday, June 6, 2016
10:00 AM EDT
Life Story Funeral Homes - Betzler
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900

Following the service, food and fellowship will be shared in the Life Story Center.

Driving Directions

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Kairos Dwelling
2945 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 381-3688
Driving Directions
Web Site

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ambati
1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


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Age 76, died on June 1, 2016 at Kairos Dwelling, Kalamazoo. She was born March 5, 1940 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Charles and Norma (Long) Kelly. Char was preceded in death by her parents and by a brother, Larry Kelly. Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Wayne VanDongen; 4 children: Gaylyn Lee, Scott (Pam) VanDongen, Gregg VanDongen and Kyle (Pam) VanDongen; 6 grandchildren: Ryan, Nicholas, Lindsey, Connor, Abbey and Andy; 4 great-grandchildren: Paul, Natalie, Ryland and Roman; and many nieces and nephews. Visit with family and friends on Sunday from 4-6PM at the Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler-Kalamazoo, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (375-2900) where services will be held Monday 10 AM. A luncheon will follow in the Life Story Center. Please visit Char’s personal memory page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her guestbook before coming to the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Dwelling.