Genevieve Van Dyken

Genevieve Edith Van Dyken (Burg)

Sunday, July 23rd, 1922 - Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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Genevieve Edith (Burg) Van Dyken passed away of natural causes on August 4 at the age of 98. Waiting for her at her heavenly home is the father of her children Claude Van Dyken, baby Jay Leonard, daughters Joyce Van Dyken and Jill Stebbins, granddaughters Lori Jay VanDyken, Brenda Huntington and Grandson Adam Dipp. Parents John and Ada Burg, sisters Pearl VanderVeen, Marian Banfil and brothers Richard, Lawrence and Russell Burg.
She leaves behind her surviving children John & Ina Van Dyken and Jerry Van Dyken of Florida, Joanne & Bill Dipp and Jaclyn & Jim Huntington of Freeport, Janice & Gary Nickels of Byron Center and Jane & Don Randall of Howard City. 13 Grandchildren: Eric and Alex Van Dyken, Shelley(Dan)Fein, Brian (Amanda) Nickels, Loretta (Mark) McIntyre, Scott (Shelly) Huntington, Sheila (Brad) Rasey, Kurt (Jazlin) Huntington, Oliviya (Mat) Daugherty, Darci (Jeremy) McCoy, Maranda Stebbins, Ada Van Dyken and Jody Randall. Sixteen great grandchildren, one brother John Burg, several nieces and nephews and special friend Norma McGleish.
Genevieve was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she spent most of her life. She later moved to Freeport, Michigan where she lived for several years before entering Brookcrest Nursing Home. She lived her life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Genevieve would often say how she loved her life and always saw the very best in those she knew and loved. She was a strong woman and handled whatever life sent her way without losing that love .
She was a great animal lover, always taking in stray cats and sending what little extra money she might have to any causes that would help save them.
Due to COVID the family will have a private service.
In lieu of flowers donations to your local animal shelter would be her wish or Brookcrest Recreational Therapy % Brookcrest Skilled Nursing 3400 Wilson Ave. Grandville, Michigan 49418.
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