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Yvonne “Toots” Kragt, age 80, of Grand Rapids

We lost a devoted wife and a special, caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Holding her in beautiful memories are her soul mate and husband of 61 years, Ray Kragt; their children, Kerri (Ken) McNees, Sue (Jimmy Poley) Lipski , and Jane (Jim) Langeweg; grandchildren, Jessica (Jake) Visser, Clay Lipski, Zeb (Millie) Langeweg, and Sydney Langeweg; great-grandchildren, Holly, Josie, Tuff and Tate Visser; brother, John; sister, Helen; brother-in-law, Ernie; and sisters-in-law, Margene and Loie.

Toots radiated love to everyone by embracing them with a hug and kiss. She will be missed greatly, but is in Jesus’ arms resting comfortably.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to St. Jude’s https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=7250337&pg=personal&fr_id=39300 

Per Toots’ wishes a memorial service will be held and announced at a later date.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Toots’ online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

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

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  1. Cathy Hoover on October 10, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Kragt family, I was so sorry to hear of Von’s passing. I still have fond memories of the neighbors across the street. (You should see the house now, a young family purchased and fixed it up) You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Your old neighbor from Webster St



  2. Helen on October 10, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    I grew up with the best sister ever she will be missed so much thank you toots for all the beautiful memories you will be the brightest star in the sky and love you forever as we promised



  3. Rosalie on October 11, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss! We are praying for strength and comfort to get you through the next days. We love you!
    Paul, Rosalie, Meghan and Ashley



  4. Vicki Vereecken/Stepek on October 11, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Uncle Ray,Kerri,Sue,Jane and Family:
    I’m so sorry for you loss!
    Aunt Toots was a wonderful person!!
    I will cherish all the great memories of a great Aunt!
    My thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻 are with all of you now and always!!❤️🥰😘
    Love
    Vicki Stepek(Vereecken)
    Tim, Faith Hope and Nichole



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