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Elizabeth Ann Biesanz, age 33, formerly of Sheridan, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021 at home.  The daughter of Teddy Allen & Lorri Ann (Vandenburg) Snyder, she was born on September 20, 1987 in Sheridan and was a graduate of Beth Haven Baptist Academy.

After high school, Liz attended Pensacola Christian College in Florida where she met her future husband, William Charles Biesanz, Jr., whom she married on December 21, 2013, at Beth Haven Baptist Church.  Liz worked outside the home as a pharmacy technician at the Meijer store in Jenison.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Jerome & Geraldine “Jerri” Vandenburg.  Surviving are her husband, William C. Biesanz, Jr. of Grand Rapids;  her parents, Teddy & Lorri Snyder of Sheridan;  four brothers, Sonny & Lois Snyder of Tampa, Florida, Seth & Heidi Snyder of Davisburg, Bo & Jennifer Snyder of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Hank Snyder of Sheridan;  two sisters, Rebekah & Jacob McAlvey of Ithaca, and Emily Snyder of Sheridan;  paternal grandparents, Jerry & Susan Snyder of Sheridan;  maternal step-grandmother, Claire Vandenburg of Belding;  parents-in-law, Vanessa & Robert Lang of Colorado;  siblings-in-law, Christopher Biesanz of Dallas, Texas, and Jasmine & Ryan Stratton of Pensacola, Florida;  grandparents-in-law, John & Janet Kokenzie of Atlanta, Georgia;  and many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Beth Haven Baptist Church, 1158 W. Carson City Road (M-57), Sheridan, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday.  The Rev. Kevin Crowell, pastor of Beth Haven Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will follow at Sheridan Cemetery.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Elizabeth’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Robert & Patty Nosker on September 21, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss of a precious daughter. We fidn’t know her but know what it means to lose a daughter. May your hearts be comforted with that which only Jesus can give. Praying for you.

  2. Cindi Dale Laws on September 21, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    So sorry Ted and Lorri, this is heartbreaking. I remember her as a baby not all grown up. From all the condolences she sounds like a special soul that God needed. Prayers to you and all of our family. Cindi

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