For help with expenses
Made out to: Kate Butler
746 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Apt. 1
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
On Friday, April 15, 2022, Dianne Leeuwenburg, a loving mother, and devoted grandmother, passed away at the age of 69. Dianne was born July 7th, 1952, in Grand Rapids, MI to Cornelius
(Bud) Leeuwenburg and Alice Leeuwenburg (Keelean). Dianne graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BS in Behavioral Science. She worked at the Kent County Health Department for over 20 years where she made lifelong friendships that surpass even death. After retirement it wasn’t uncommon to see her sitting at the front desk greeting the community as they entered the building. When not working Dianne enjoyed garage saling from the first warm weekend of the year until the very last sign was removed in the fall. She was an avid Dr. Who fan who could out-reference even the most loyal “Who-vians”. She loved to finish off her day watching whatever the Sci-Fi channel was playing. Dianne was a pillar of strength for each member of her family, she treated everyone in her life as if they were her family, and she had a reputation of doing anything for those she loved. She had a beautiful smile that was guaranteed to infect anyone within her sight, a cheerful “sunshine” voice, and a heart as big as the milky way. She will be remembered by friends and family for her compassion, her outspoken demeanor, and the way in which she loved fiercely. Dianne was always the first person to offer a friend a place to rest their head, an ear to listen to their troubles, and was always willing to keep everyone she knew in her prayers.
Dianne was preceded in death by her father, mother, older brother (Denny), and her granddaughter ShaTara. Dianne is survived in death by her children, Keith Makowski, Kelly Leeuwenburg, and Kate Butler; her grandchildren, Samantha, SJune’, Ashtin, LaNeece, Abigail, Eric, and Giovanni; her great-grandchildren, Jeremiah, Cayden, and Clinton; her dear nieces, Carrie Webber, and Monica (Carrie) Leeuwenburg-Merrit; as well as cousins and endless extended family members. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date by her family. Memorials may be made to help with expenses to Kate Butler, 746 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Apt. 1, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.