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Wanda Pagan

Obituary for Wanda Pagan

October 13, 1942 - August 26, 2018
Holland, Michigan | Age 75


Wanda Pagan, age 75 of Holland, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

In 1991, Wanda J. Pagan known as "Ma" or "Grandma, Grandma" gathered her family and moved from New York City to Holland, Michigan for the opportunity to better their lives. She is forever remembered for her strength, big heart and corky humor. She worked for many years at Gentex and was known to "tell it like it is," but she would give you the shirt off her back if needed. Wanda loved crocheting, making blankets as gifts for her family and friends as well as donating many blankets to hospice.

Wanda also enjoyed bragging about her family to anyone who would listen. She was born on October 13, 1942 to James and Myrtle (Essenburg) Vandenberg, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her five children: Eva and Ramon Rodriguez, Angela Pagan, Miguel and Doreen Pagan, Rebecca Pagan and Lee, and Allan Pagan; as well as her 14 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 6 brothers and 3 sisters: Jim VanDenBerg, Jerry and Charlynn VanDenBerg, Marcia VanLente and Kirk, Ken and Deb VanDenBerg, Charlene Brown, Phyllis Olivarez and Paul, Carl VanDenBerg and Wendy, Michael VanDenBerg and Sharron, Edward and Nancy VanDenBerg; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Wanda was preceded in death by her sister, Gayle VanDenBerg, and son-in-law, Ben Turner.

There will be a time of visitation from 3:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland, MI 49423. At 7:00PM that same evening, there will be a time to remember and celebrate Wanda's life.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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