Constance Scholten ’45 Bawinkel

Constance M. Bawinkel, age 95, of Holland died Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Resthaven Care Center.

Connie let her light of Jesus shine through her, her whole life. She was always kind and compassionate. She loved to travel with her family, care for children and sing. She graduated from Hope College in 1945 and taught English. Connie was very active in her churches as well as helping raise her grandchildren. Born to Walter and Frances Scholten.

Connie is preceded in death by a brother Dr. Walter A. Scholten and two sisters Dorothy Cochran and Marion Kopen, as well as her beloved grandson, Jason.

Connie is survived by her husband La Verne “ Verne” Bawinkel. Son, Gordon Bawinkel; five grandchildren, Brian Bawinkel, Kristi Johnson, Katie Harmsen, Sean Berens and Alison Berens. Brother S. Thom Scholten and sister, Frances Rinkus, along with 9 great-grandchildren. We love, with all of our hearts.

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