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  • Visitation:  2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  Sunday
  • Funeral:  12:00 Noon  Monday

Mrs. Verna A. House, age 89, of rural Cedar Springs, passed away Thursday evening, April 19, 2007 at Spectrum Health United Memorial-Kelsey Campus in Lakeview. The daughter of Charles E. & Maggie (McDonald) Hill, she was born on December 11, 1917 in Winfield Township.

She grew up in the Coral-Sand Lake area and was a 1937 graduate of Sand Lake High School. On Oct. 22, 1938, in South Bend, Indiana, she married Everett C. House. A devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed bowling, fishing, playing bingo, and tending her flower gardens. She was also a long time member of the Danish Sisterhood Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of sixty years, Everett Zeb House on Nov. 6, 1998; a son, Melvin House; a grandson, Art Lambertson, Jr.; and a sister, Alvina Albertson.

Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Lyle & Carol House of rural Cedar Springs, and Paul & Beverly House of Gowen; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia & Art Lambertson of Newaygo; ten grandchildren, John, Tim, Ann, Brent, Kenneth, Leslie, Delene, Tammy, Ann, and Aaron; fourteen great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren (with the fifth on the way); and a nephew, Bill Albertson.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 23, 2007 at the Brown-Teman & Christiansen Funeral Home, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, with the Rev. Thomas Ball, pastor of Heritage United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding. Envelopes for memorial contributions to the Danish Sisterhood Society are available at the funeral home, where the family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Vernas online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please click the “Sign Guest Book” link above.


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