Lois Van Harn ’87 Groteler

Lois Jean Groteler, 74, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020, following a long and courageous battle with Breast Cancer.

She was born on April 15, 1946, to The Rev. John and Jeanette VanHarn. She was a graduate of Holland Christian High School and Hope College. She attended Fellowship Reformed Church and was a member of Bethel Reformed Church. Lois was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and co- worker who brightened every life she touched. Family was important to Lois; she loved hosting family gatherings and cookouts. She loved baking, knitting, gardening and spending time with her four granddaughters. She was an inspiration and a fighter and through her indomitable spirit and endurance she managed to continue working at Holland Hospital as a receptionist even while her progressing breast cancer took its toll.

She is survived by her daughter, Kris and Tom Kamper; son, Robert and Kelly Groteler; her four granddaughters, Emily and Hannah Kamper and Haley and Sydney Groteler; sisters, Mary Nagelvoort of Holland, Michigan, and Judy Robbins of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Groteler; her daughter, Marci Groteler; her parents, The Rev. John and Jeanette VanHarn; her sister, Janice VanHarn and her in- laws Melvin and Marian Groteler.

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