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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. Dorinda Merritt Kampmann on September 20, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Elizabeth was part of our team at JcPenney in Longmont, Colorado. She was a kind and beautiful soul. She was respected and admired by all. Elizabeth was a loved member of the local community, and was also known as an associate at Walgreens and Sams Club. May your memories be a blessing and may she rest in eternal peace.

  2. Shannon Pini on September 20, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    I worked with Liz out in Longmont Colorado at the Bridge. We were known as the Michigan Girls because we both came from Michigan and we’re transplants out there. She was such a breath of fresh air. She was always so upbeat and had a constant smile on her face. She moved back to Michigan first and then I wasn’t to far behind. I moved to traverse city and we talked about getting together because she wasn’t that far from here. She was a total joy to be around and I will miss our conversations about our 2nd home Colorado😔. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you🙏🙏 With Deepest Sympathy Her Colorado/Michigan friend Shannon Pini RIP Liz🙏

  3. Rosalinda Kittle on September 20, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to all of you as you go through this difficult time.

  4. SC on September 20, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, I’m sending prayers to the whole family. It saddens me to see someone so young go so soon. Hugs to the whole family and I’ll be praying for you guys

  5. Alyssa Losino on September 21, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Wow this is truly so heartbreaking as she was such a beautiful soul. I worked with Liz at jcpenny’s for a lil while and became good friends while working together .. always had our girl talks together during the time. She was just the sweetest person and She will be definitely Missed ! Sending my love and prayers are with the whole family during this time! Gone too soon

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