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Beverly Jean (Oswalt) Wiltjer, age 74, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, October 4, 2021. She was born November 24, 1946, in Union City, Indiana, to the late Clyde and Berdena (Bouseman) Oswalt. Beverly married William Wiltjer on July 22, 1995, in Grand Rapids.

Beverly loved NASCAR and the Detroit Tigers. She loved decorating for the holidays and driving around with her family looking at the Christmas lights. Her family was very important to her and she loved them all so much. Beverly was super proud of her great-granddaughter, Charlotte. She loved to color in her adult coloring books and going to Logan’s Steakhouse because she could throw her peanut shells on the floor. Beverly had a rough life, but she learned to adapt to any situation. She will be missed greatly.

Survivors include her husband of 26 years, William; children, Julie (Pete) Heimer, Christine (Johnny) Wingerter, Sandi (Kenny) Funk, and John (Tara) Somerville; grandchildren, Seth Heimer, Troy Heimer, Beau (Harleigh Patten) Heimer, Nicholas Klemish, Ashley Wooden, Samantha and Cody Scott, and Tyler and Caitlin Sturgis; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Heimer; siblings, Ronald Oswalt, Susan Johnson, Barbara Gibson, Cindy Sullivan, David Oswalt, and Richard Oswalt; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Berdena; brother, Paul Oswalt; and sister, Linda Uher.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 10, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Lowell Township Hall, 2910 Alden Nash Avenue S.E., Lowell, MI 49331.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be given for Spectrum Health Hospice in Beverly’s memory.

The family would like to extend their thanks to Spectrum Health Hospice for the care they gave not only Beverly, but the compassion shown to the family as well during this difficult time.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Beverly’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Barb gibson on October 6, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Love you jean and will miss you you are in peace now love barb

  2. Rosemary Sheckels on October 6, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Dear Susan, I will continue to pray for you and your family. When you’re thinking of Jeannie, Remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Jeannie is with her parents and other family members looking over all those who loved her.
    Love and All God’s Blessings, Rosemary

  3. Susan Johnson on October 7, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Jeannie, you know how much I love you. Best sister ever. I loved taking our silly pictures together. I miss you so much.

  4. Vivonette Paige on October 8, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Susan my heart felt sympathy goes out to you and your family. May God continue to Bless you and grant you the strength you need during your time of sorry.
    Many blessings
    Love Vivonette

  5. Julie on October 14, 2021 at 7:33 am

    I miss you already. But I’m happy your nit in pain anymore. ❤️

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