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Frances Alberta (VandeLaare) Kloth was born in Chicago, IL, in 1948. She was a long-time resident of Kalamazoo County. She passed away in the early morning hours on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 surrounded by loved ones.

Frances was preceded in death by both of her parents, Donald and Laura Mae (Rider) VandeLaare, as well as her siblings, Don, Edna, and Rose.

She is survived by her sisters: Joanne, Donna, and Emily; her three children: James, Tammy, and Treasa; nine grandchildren: Cj, Kassie, Josh, Cody, Tiffanie, Alexandra, Jay, Haillie, and Brodie; and nine great- grandchildren: Aiden, Lillyana, Arayah, Vennia, Felicity, Amelia, Dominic, Maven, and Ivan, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Frances (Franie or Abby depending on who knew her) loved music and singing, and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In her younger years, she loved to paint, go on adventures, swimming, sew and ride motorcycles.

The family asks that, instead of flowers to honor her memory, please make a donation to the memorial fund set up by her children on Facebook to purchase a bench with her name to be placed at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo to donate simply click the link:

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Fran’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. Tracy Leffler Tysse on August 16, 2021 at 11:41 am

    I am so sorry I never was told about your passing Frannie I loved you so much even from a distance between us you were always in my thoughts and remain in my heart! I’m so devestated to here you passed without me being there. I have so many memories of us as friends, out trip to find Roger ugh 😩 our trip too the hotel from you know where Tammy’s house we were so afraid left wout saying goodbye remember lol πŸ˜‚ you and I were Thelma & Louise! I’ll miss your smile snc they beautiful singing voice! Forever missed & loved until I see you again! Be one of my guardian angels ok πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ™πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜‡

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