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Bertha G. Van Vels, age 76, of Fennville, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019.


She was born on July 19, 1942, in Missouri to the late Elbert & Edna Dordon.


Bertha enjoyed boating, fishing, her computer, but most of all her children and grandchildren.


Survivors include her husband, Brian Van Vels; Children, Lanora (Jim) Kendall LeeEtta Wells, Lanell Harrison and Virgil (Misty) Wells; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three sisters; one brother; and other family and friends.  She is preceded in death by a son, Larry Wells.


Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. Private burial will take place at Pilgrim Home Cemetery at a later date. 

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Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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15 Condolences

  1. Heather Singletary on February 8, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Rest in peace Bertha!!! You will be missed

  2. Virgil on February 9, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Love and miss you mom

  3. Staci Wilson Hunt on February 9, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Love and miss you aunt bertha, so sorry and praying for all those who are left behind.

  4. Misty on February 13, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Love you Bertha, you’re on my mind always…

  5. Vivian King on February 14, 2019 at 7:01 am

    You’re home now my friend and may you rest peacefully.

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