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2019-02-06 / Obituaries

Donna J. Wieringa

Donna Jean Wieringa, 97, of Newberry died Friday morning, February 1, 2019 at Maple Ridge AFC Home in Lakefield Township.

Born September 13, 1921 in Grand Rapids, daughter of the late Harrison and Nora (Adams) Stimson, she was a 1939 graduate of Thornapple Kellogg High School in Middleville.

On June 2, 1945 she married Theodore Wieringa and resided in the Middleville area, raising her family and operating a small farm until 1976. She also was employed as a lab technician at Pennock Hospital in Hastings.

Following the death of her husband, Theodore, February 6, 2013, she moved to Newberry and had been a resident since.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Tolan, and siblings, Leonard Stimson and Geraldine Carpenter.

Survivors include her son, Charles (Esther) of Newberry, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Per request, cremation services were accorded. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date, with interment to take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Middleville.

Condolences may be expressed online at

Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.

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