Darlene R. Benedict
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Darlene Rae Benedict, age 54, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2019. Darlene was born on November 17, 1964 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Arnold and Betty (Lagendyk) Meyerink. Darlene was a loyal employee of Monroe, LLC for over thirty years where she worked in the customer service department. Darlene enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially time on the river up north, going on vacations or laying in the Caribbean sun. Most importantly, Darlene enjoyed spending time with family and friends who she welcomed like family.
Darlene is survived by her loving husband of thirty one years: Michael J. Benedict; son: Ethan (Heather USMC) Benedict; daughter Shannon USAF (Travis USAF) Beppler; grandchildren: Madison Rae and Oliver Raymond; siblings: Ronald Meyerink, Jan (Russ) Marsman, Cheryl DeWitt, Dawn Babcock, Shelly (Tim) Vanderveen, Dave (Martina) Meyerink; father and mother in law: Dale and Joyce Benedict; sisters and brothers in law: Dean (Pat) Benedict, Julie McConnon, Susan (Eric) Strider; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; nieces and nephews: Lori, Chris, and Bobby Twiss; and niece: Jessica Norton.
Darlene’s family will receive friends, Sunday, July 21, 2019, 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home where her memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 PM, Pastor Tony Shumaker officiating.
Memorial contributions to the Mercy Health Lacks Cancer Center or Grace Hospice will be appreciated. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Darlene’s family.