Elizabeth C. "Betty" Elizabeth VanBruggen, 85, passed away Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018. Betty was born August 5, 1932 to the late Evert and Cornelia (VerHulst) VanderRoest. She was united in marriage to John VanBruggen on August 22, 1953, who preceded her in death on February 11, 1980. Betty leaves behind her children, Michael (Fran) VanBruggen, Terrie (David) Kirby and Julie Hamel; grandchildren, Ethan VanBruggen, Bret (Christia) VanBruggen, Rachel (Drew) Johnson, Chelsea and Lindsay Kirby, Brian and Sarah Donohue and Megan Hamel; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by all of her siblings. The family will greet friends on Tuesday, February 13th from 5-8pm at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 East Centre Ave. A private interment will be in Portage South Cemetery. Memorials in Betty's name may be directed to Hospice Care of S.W. Michigan or to the Southwest Michigan Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.