Doreen E. Landstra, 81
Doreen E. Landstra, 81, of Allegan and Palmetto, Fla., died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Tidewell Hospice House in Palmetto.
Doreen was born Feb. 24, 1934, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of James and Margaret (Miller) Ellis. She had worked as a bookkeeper most of her life and retired from a large law firm in Grand Rapids.
Her lifelong passion was Christian music, she was a choir director at churches in both Michigan and Florida, and enjoyed playing both piano and organ. She was a member at Dunningville Reformed Church.
Surviving are her husband Fred; five children, Jacob and Joyce Smitter, Christy Landstra, Joel and Leah Smitter, Dale and Annette Landstra and Jack and Sherri Landstra; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son Jon; two brothers, George and Danny; and her sister Marie.
Friends may meet with the family on Wednesday, April 22, from noon until service time at 2 p.m. at the Dunningville Reform Church. Pastor Chris Timmer will officiate. Interment will be at Hudson Corners Cemetery, Allegan Township.
Memorials may be made to Tidewell Hospice House, 4151 37th St. E., Palmetto, FL 34221.
Arrangements are being provided by Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel.