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It is with great sadness that we announce that Lorice Lynn Smith, age 70, of Holland, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022.


She was born on August 29, 1951, Kalamazoo to Bernie & Marilyn (Burkett) VanderMolen. 


Lori was married for 44 years to her best friend and the love of her life, Lynn Smith.  


She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed gardening, researching genealogy, watching football, traveling and spending time with her family. 


Survivors include her husband, Lynn S. Smith; children, Jessica and Luke VanderWal, and Travis and Heather Hersch-Smith; grandchildren, Owen and Emmalyn VanderWal, Alex and Adalyn Hersch; siblings, Terry and Linda VanderMolen, and Shelly and Rick Gibson. 


Please join us in celebrating Lori’s life at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Harderwyk Church, Outdoor Pavillion, 1627 W. Lakewood Blvd, Holland, MI 49424.



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Cremation Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, (616) 452-3006


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  1. Pennie Hankins Copp on July 7, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Lynn, I’m so sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Unfortunately I didn’t get to meet her. but I do remember you and your and your family. My deepest sympathy to you.

  2. Suzy VandeGriff on July 8, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Lynn It is with my deepest sympathy that I leave you this message. I pray for your peace and comfort. To have 44+ years with Lori must have been quite a blessing in itself. I believe you take to take the love with you, after all it’s all that really is of value in this life. God Bless & Big Hugs my Friend.

  3. Connie Cross on July 9, 2022 at 12:30 am

    My condolences to the family. I lost one of my best friends of a lifetime. Miles and years separated us physically but, never our hearts. Lori was always ready to please others. Very giving. So many things I loved about her. She is tucked in my heart, and will be forever.

  4. Vanita Miller on July 11, 2022 at 6:59 am

    May God bless you and your family with peace and strength in the following days and weeks. So wonderful to have so many amazing years together. I pray the comfort of the Holy Ghost embrace you all. With deepest sympathy.

  5. Stephanie Hartford on July 12, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    My heart breaks because she was my cousin, and she was taken from all of us way too soon. Her death was so unexpected. My heart also breaks for Lynn, Jessi and her family, Travis and his family and for her sister Shelly and brother Terry. I believe she is watching over her family…ALWAYS! 🥹❤️ I love you Lori, and will always miss you. Time for you to be pain free! Love, Steffi 😊💕

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