Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
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June M. Voetberg
Service: Will be held at a later date
Cemetery: Blain  
Memorials: Several mission causes are listed in the obituary

June Voetberg (Van Engen), age 80, of Cutlerville, passed peacefully into her heavenly home to be with her Savior on March 25th, 2020. June’s life is remembered by her husband of 60 wonderful years, Wendell; her children, Glen (Jan) Voetberg, Vern (Heidi) Voetberg, Lenore (Doug) Roede, her son-in-law, Bill (Leilani) Hulst; her grandchildren Daniel Voetberg, David (Oy) Voetberg, Stephanie (Caleb) Cody, Chrissy Voetberg, Joshua (Leslie) Hulst, Matthew (Tracey) Hulst, Melissa Townsend, Katie Hulst, K.C. Joy Voetberg, Caleb Voetberg, and Nathan Roede; great-grandchildren, Kristen and William Hulst, Ivy, Esther, Logan, and Leland Hulst, Mason Townsend, and Mali Voetberg; her sister, Jackie Baas; as well as many treasured nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

 

June was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Jacoba Van Engen; her brothers, Junior, Herb and Joe VanEngen; and her two children, Greg Voetberg and Luanne Hulst.

 

June’s life was one that was full of the joy she found in family and community. As a mother of five and a grandmother to 15 grandkids, her home was one that always rang with the sound of laughter, with June leading the smiles and basking in the noise and chaos around her. June had the gift of hospitality and opened her home and her kitchen to many friends, neighbors, church groups, and guests. Even in the hustle, June’s patience (and food) created a warm home where friends and family were encouraged and loved. Her many adventures with her family and friends will always be remembered, as will all the times she simply was present to share in others’ life moments, big and small.

 

June’s love had a global span. Born and raised in Doon, IA, where many in her family still live, she moved to West Michigan where she married Wendell and raised her family in Cutlerville. In later years, June and Wendell had the blessing to move internationally as they served as missionaries at the Oasis Hospital in Al Ain, UAE. June’s hospitality and love knew no cultural boundaries. She served women and children at the hospital as “Grandma June” while “Aunt June and Uncle Wendell” became adopted members of many international families. As June transitioned back to living in the United States, she was blessed to have her sister and best friend, Jackie, move in next door to her.

 

June’s life was also one of quiet contemplation. As an avid pianist, June enjoyed the quiet moments of playing by herself as well as performing with others. June spent her life in prayer, studying the Bible and walking alongside others through their lives.

 

June’s legacy of loving and caring for others continues on through her family. Two of her grandchildren currently serve as missionaries, sharing Christ’s love with the communities they live in. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to continue that legacy of loving and serving others across the world. Dave and Oy Voetberg are serving in Thailand, to donate to them visit https://goodmeasure.org/index.php/donate/ (Click Designation and enter “Dave and Oy Voetberg-Thailand). Stephanie and Caleb Cody serve in Atlanta, GA. Donations to them can be made at https://give.wol.org/calebcody. While in Al Ain, June and Wendell served with TEAM; donations to the organization can be made at https://team.org/give. The family wishes to thank those who took such good care of June during her last days on this earth - her sister, Jackie Baas, her nurse, Kristi Leslie, and the team at Faith Hospice.

 

“High King of Heaven, my victory won. May I reach Heaven’s Joys, bright heaven’s sun” After a life well-lived, June has reached Heaven’s joy, reunited with her dear children who have already made the journey, the rest of her family and friends, and most importantly, her Savior, Jesus Christ. Through her life, many have been blessed and the legacy she leaves will be a reverberating song for generations to come. A private family committal service will be held at Blain Cemetery with a memorial service celebrating June’s life to be held at a later date.

 

STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 

Comments  

# Margaret Broersma 2020-04-01 12:43
My heart breaks for you, even as we rejoice that your wife/mom is in her heavenly home. Though we haven't seen any of you for awhile, I often think of Linda, who I knew from Hillside, and especially June and Wendall who invited me to work on the worship team with them all those many years ago. As Rog's new wife, you drew me into the family of Hillside. Thank you! You are people I will always cherish, especially June.
# Dick and Pat Voetber 2020-03-29 19:29
Beautiful. Prayers for all of you

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