Life Story / Obituary


Caroline passed away peacefully at Courtyard Gardens ALF under hospice care in Jupiter, FL on 26 SEP 2017. She was born 27 MAR 1921 in Kalamazoo, one of eight children of Agnes and Dirk Langerveld, step-mother Kate Pikkaart Langerveld. She married Reinder Dupon on 4 OCT 1952, who preceded her in death in 1997. She was employed at Kalamazoo Stationery until the birth of her children. Caroline and Reinder were charter members of Doster Community Reformed Church, and quietly practiced their faith subsequently at InterLakes Baptist Church, Delton, and Orangeville Baptist Church. Caroline was known for her lively sense of humor and concern for others. She is pre-deceased by all of her siblings and step-son Richard. Surviving are children Ryan (Jean) Dupon, and daughter Linda Dupon Haller, step-daughter-in-law Paulette Dupon Lichter; grandchildren Seth, Andrew, Daniel, Nicholas, and step grandchildren Rick and Melanie, as well as step-great grandsons Zachary and Thomas and a great grandson, Tripp; many incredible nieces and nephews. Caroline will be remembered for her faith, devotion to family and others, and her lively sense of humor. A private memorial service for family is planned, and the family requests that contributions be made to your favored charity.