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Donna Lorraine Groenke

May 11, 1920 June 16, 2019
Donna Lorraine Groenke
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Donna Lorraine Groenke, 99, of Kent City, passed away on June 16, 2019 in Byron Center, Michigan. She was born on May 11, 1920 to Sylvestor and Elsie (Overla) Houghton in Casnovia, Michigan. Donna was a Homemaker. On March 20, 1937 she married Vernie Groenke. She was a member of Bailey Christian Church. Donna was extremely fond of her special canine companion, Whitey, though no one else was. She is survived by two sons: Dan (Judy ) Groenke of Kent City, Michigan, David (Stacey) Groenke of Bailey, Michigan; her brother Lloyd (Maisel) Houghton of Sand Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Vernie Groenke. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 11:00 am at the Idlewild Cemetery, Kent City, Michigan. Memorials are suggested to Trillium Woods. The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to her caregivers: Terri Cegelis, Louann Hill, Glenna Malone, Amy Sullivan, and Vivian Felde. For memorial contributions, please consider Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods. Please share your memories of Donna online at

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11:00 AM 6/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
Idlewild Cemetery

18 Mile Road
kent City, MI 49330

Idlewild Cemetery
18 Mile Road kent City 49330 MI
United States

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Idlewild Cemetery Final Resting Place

18 Mile Road
kent City, MI 49330

18 Mile Road kent City 49330 MI
United States

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Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods

8214 Pfeiffer Farms Dr SW
Byron Center, Michigan 49315

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