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Obituary for Jean Wagner

February 28, 1919 - April 25, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 98


Jean Wagner, age 98 of Holland, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Freedom Village Inn.

Jean was born February 28, 1919 to Frederick and Cornelia Beukema (Van Koevering) in Grand Haven. She received a B.S. from Western Michigan University in 1940 and a M.A. from the University of Michigan in 1952. She taught high school in Grand Ledge and Quincy, MI as well as Union High School in Grand Rapids. She was a counselor at North High School in Phoenix, AZ for twenty years.

Jean is survived by her son, Carl Kice (Barbara) Brown of Lone Tree, IA. Also surviving are stepchildren: Thomas (Jan) Wagner, Thomas McFarland, James McFarland, Ross (Toni) McFarland, Dorothy Ann (John) Meeske; sister-in-law, Phyllis Beukema; nephews and nieces: John (Cindy) Beukema, Robert Beukema; Marsha Rosenberg, Kristi Beukema (Ken Widing), Jan Beukema (Ron Norton), and Leslie (Dennis) Sotala; also surviving are several step grand and great-grandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by her husbands: Dalton McFarland (1991) in Alabama and Thomas Wagner (2001) in Holland; as well as her brothers: Christian Beukema (1999) and Cornell Beukema (2016).

A memorial service for Jean will take at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland, MI 49424. Following the service there will be a time of visitation until 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be at Lake Forest Cremation Gardens in Grand Haven. Memorial contributions are to Habitat for Humanity or The Salvation Army.

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315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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