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Charmaine Kay Beimers



Memorial contributions can be directed to

Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary

8935 Thompson Rd, Lake Odessa, MI 48849

Paws with a Cause

4646 Division Ave, Wayland, Michigan 49348

Charmaine Kay Beimers, age 65 of Lowell, gained her angel wings on July 8, 2021. She was preceded in death by her father, Harvey H. Merklinger; and brother, Harvey K. Merklinger. Charmaine is survived by her husband of 49 years, Glenn A. Beimers; children, Sonya Beimers (Gail Stauffer), Kara (Simon) Kelley, Keith Beimers (Heidi Clark); grandchildren, Ethan, Elliott, and Emmett Kelley, Austin and Emilee Beimers; mother, Carolynn (Walker) Merklinger; sisters, Lorraine (Jeff) Bailey, Belinda (Don) Case, Mylena (David) Roe; brothers & sisters-in-law, Dee Husted-Merklinger, Darrell Beimers, Barb Rush; several aunts & uncles; many nieces & nephews; golf companion, Mary Mulvaney; best co-worker, Larry DeBoer; and furry kids, “Bouvier kids”, including Finnigan & Bree. Charmaine worked for 38 years at Lacks Industries as a spray painter. In her free time, she enjoyed golfing, flower gardening, and collecting Bouvier memorabilia. She also appreciated traveling the east coast. Charmaine had the “gift to gab”, she was able to talk to just about anyone, about anything. She was a huge Michigan State Fan, and an avid joke teller. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-8 PM on Friday, July 23, 2021, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, Michigan 49331. Memorial services will take place at 11 AM on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Ken Ford officiating. Memorial contributions can be directed to Mackenzie’s Animal Sanctuary, 8935 Thompson Rd, Lake Odessa, MI 48849; or Paws with a Cause, 4646 Division Ave, Wayland, Michigan 49348.

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  1. Carol: I saw the obit for your beautiful daughter & can’t help but think that you are the ‘Carol Walker’ that used to stay with us when we were ‘kids’ to answer the funeral home phone for Jerry & Gloria Roth. I am 74 years old & Jim & I recently celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary. We moved south in 1988 & returned to Lowell 6 years ago to help with Jim’s mother age 95 1/2 and he wanted a piece of land to call his own so we find ourselves back on the Speerstra homestead on Vergennes St. We’re back where we started so guess we’ve come full circle! Daughter, Jennifer, will soon be 53 & has a daughter, Allison, 17 who’ll be a senior in HS in Waconia MN this fall. Son, Jeff. is soon to turn 49, lives in Geneva IL & has 2 daughters, Savannah 7, & Scarlett 5. Our youngest son, Jacob, is 45 & resides in St. Petersburg FL. He was 11 when we moved to FL so is not interested in these MI winters! We aren’t as active as we used to be but enjoy good health & work in the yard & gardens a lot & hope to get more use out of the wooden boat Jim built over last winter. Jacob is visiting currently so he can take us fishing. I enjoy volunteering for Flat River Outreach sorting & shelving books & am recovered from a knee replacement 4/27. My sister, Stevie, lives in Lowell & is retired from Amway. Her grown kids are Jerrica who has 3 children & Trevor. My sincere condolences on the loss of Charmaine & would love to hear back from you via email. My goodness, how the years have flown by…

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