Elizabeth H. Vanderlinden, age 96, of 8308 0.85 Road, Gladstone, died Tuesday evening March 28, 2006 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba where she was a resident.
Elizabeth was born May 26, 1909 in Gladstone the daughter of Alphonse and Sylvia (DeJonghe) Vermeulen. She was raised in Gladstone and married Gilbert Vanderlinden and they resided in Ishpeming from 1942 to 1952 while Gilbert worker in the iron mines. They returned to Gladstone in 1952 where they made their residence. Elizabeth loved hunting, fishing and camping with her husband and she enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo and attending rummage sales. She cherished her garden and always looked forward to her fresh grown tomatoes. Her family remembers her always helping people in a time of need. She was a member of All Saints Church in Gladstone.
2 Sons: Ronald (Terry Decker) Vanderlinden and Robert (Kathleen) Vanderlinden both of Gladstone
2 Daughters: Gladys (Kenneth) Gunsauls of California and Betty Roberts of Gladstone
1 Sister: Anna Kersen of Key Largo, FL
11 Grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert in 1995 and her grandson Michael Vanderlinden in 2002.
I was one of the nurses that cared for Liz at Christian Park Center. Somehow she always managed to make me laugh. I can still hear her asking me “Are you a sassy one?” I’ll miss Liz, she was a wonderful lady.
To Liz’s family,
I still have many memories of Liz and how I would tag along with her and my grandma. I used to go to church with them on Saturday. We would leave extra early to get the best parking spot and would also leave right after communion so we wouldn’t get caught in the traffic. I continue to be active in our church and with regular attendance…blessings from my grandma and her sister. Wish I could have been able to attend her funeral. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and may Liz rest in peace.