Clara Kuipers, age 96, went to be with the Lord on March 30.2OI7 -
She was a resident at the Curry House in Cadillac. She was born October 19, 1920 to Gilbert
and Hattie (Ostindie) Schepers.
She married Wilbert (Bill) Kuipers at the McBain Christian Reformed Church on October 30,
1942. He proceeded her in death on December 26,2010. Her daughter Mary passed away on
January 3,201.6, and her daughter Jan passed away on May 28,20t6.
Clara was a lifelong member of the McBain Christian Reformed Church and a member of the
Ladies Aid. She was a hard working farmer's wife and caretaker for fifty years.
She is survived by two daughters Ev (Harvey) Lucas and Arlene (Jim) Eisenga and two son-inlaws
Daryl and Doug Peterson and six grandchildren Joy Eisenga (Jon) Behrends, Steven (Sarah)
Eisenga, Pete (Jackie) Peterson, Micah (Shanda) Peterson and Michael and Bryan Peterson,
seven great grandchildren: Matthijs and Ryker Behrends, Bram Eisenga, Chloe and Noah
Peterson, Gavin and Avery Peterson. ln-laws Stena Schepers of Lake City, Marge Schepers of
Wyoming, Agnes VanHouten of Jenison, Marian (Rog) Mulder of Wyoming, and Cal Powers of
She was proceeded in death by her parents, sisters Edith (Neal) Schaaf, Grace (Robert) Felts,
brothers Albert and Gilbert Schepers, in laws Bill and Theresa Koetje, Gerrit and Bertha
Kuipers, Jeanette and George Schepers, Sydney Kuipers, Dick and Bea VanderKlok, Len
VanHouten, and Gladys Powers; step siblings Larry (Alice) Doornbos, Neal Doornbos, Marv
Doornbos, Teanis (Pat) Doornbos and Ann (Jim) Austin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1',2017 at the Burkholder Family
Funeral Home with Rev. Janice Jasperse officiating. Burial will be in Mount View Cemetery in
McBain. Visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 31',2017. Visitation
will also be one hour prior to services on Saturday
Memorial Contributions may be made to the McBain Rural Agricultural School Foundation
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