NORTHBRIDGE … Joan Kaye (VanderKooi)) Oosterman, 70, died at home, Tuesday, July 24. Her husband, Thayer Oosterman, died in 2016. She is survived by three sons, Glen Oosterman, and his wife, Kelly, of Dayville, CT, Thomas Oosterman, of Northbridge, and Jereme Oosterman, and his wife, Rebecca, of Waddington, NY; five daughters, Barbara Woodman, and her husband, Joseph, of Webster, Marie Oosterman, of Hopkinton, NH, Aileen Visser, and her husband, Kenneth, of Advance, NC, Janet Holt, and her husband, Dwayne, of Trinity, NC, and Sarah Dennis and her husband, Jeffrey, of Live Oak, FL; three brothers, Calvin VanderKooi, in Kentucky, and Allan, and David VanderKooi, in Michigan; a sister, Alma Mynard, in Michigan; 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Mrs. Oosterman was born in Diamond Spring, Michigan, December 13, 1947, a daughter of William and Beatrice (Borman) Vanderkooi. She grew up in Michigan where she graduated from High School and the Reformed Bible Institute. She lived in Northbridge more than 50 years.
A member of the Pleasant Street Christian Reformed Church in Whitinsville, she was active in the Community Bible Study, Coffee Break, there, and the Friendship Club at the Fairlawn Christian Reformed Church. A woman of great faith, she loved the Lord, and her desire in life was to lead others to Him.
Mrs. Oosterman's Funeral Service will be held at 2pm, Sunday, July 29, in the Carr Funeral Home, preceded by a Calling Hour from 1-2pm. Burial, in Riverdale Cemetery, will be Monday, July 30, at 9am.
Please omit flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA, 01104.
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