Eagle Funeral Home Obituaries

Joyce M. VanKampen

April 22, 1934 - January 23, 2018

Joyce Marie VanKampen, 83, formerly of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at The Laurels of Coldwater. She was born in Hillsdale on April 22, 1934 to Lyle and Bessie (Dufur) Ennis. Joyce married Gordon VanKampen on January 11, 1953 and he survives. Joyce and Gordon made their home on the dairy farm in Litchfield after Gordon’s return from Korea until they retired.

She graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1952. Joyce had served as the Butler Township Clerk for 11 years and was a member of the Litchfield Farmers Club. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Litchfield where she was a Sunday School teacher and helped with the cleaning and secretarial duties.

In addition to her husband, Gordon, Joyce is survived by daughters, Amy (Michael) VanHuisen of Fort Wayne, Beth (Chris) Brenner of Litchfield and Diane (Robert) Kintigh of Concord; sons, Paul (Millie) VanKampen of Litchfield and David (Karen) VanKampen of Frederick, Maryland; eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Richard Ennis

Funeral services for Joyce Marie VanKampen will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church in Litchfield with Pastor Brent Stille officiating. Interment will follow in Whig Center Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, January 26 from 5-7 PM at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Litchfield.

Memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church or the Litchfield District Library.

Arrangements are entrusted to Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Litchfield.



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Saturday, January 27, 2018
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First Baptist Church of Litchfield
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Saturday, January 27, 2018
Whig Center Cemetery
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