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Geraldine Vicki (Briggs) Kropf

02/21/1945

12/19/2018

Geraldine Vicki (Briggs) Kropf, age 73 of Grand Rapids, formerly of Lowell, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Dorothy Briggs. She is survived by her children, Lori Wiedner, John (Natalie) Wierenga, Luanne (Paul) Strauss, Lisa (Jeff) VanHaitsma, Rachel (Misty Sweet) Kropf; stepson Eric (Mindy) Kropf; siblings Ann (Don) Schneider, Pat (Bernie) Hendrick, Howard (Barb) Briggs, Rick (Carol) Briggs; grandchildren John (Andreen), Matthew (Kyleigh), Jason, Josiah, Zeb, Ezra, Jed and Abi Wierenga, Casey, Alec and Aspen Strauss, Jessa and Kassidy VanHaitsma, Tayah, Dakota and Marley Fritch; and great-grandchildren Dahmari and Samuel. Memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 26, at Lowell United Methodist Church, 621 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331. The family will greet friends and relatives one hour prior to the service at the church. Rev. Alan Flowers officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959; Grand Rapids Right to Life, 2340 Porter St. SW, PO Box 901, Grand Rapids, MI 49509-0901; or the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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5 Responses

  1. So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to all her family. May God grant you peace as you go through the grief process.

  2. Even though you weren’t my biological mother, I still thought of you as my Mom. You put up with me in my difficult years, I’m sorry we didn’t spend a lot of the later years together as much. I miss you.

  3. JJ and Natalie and family. We are very sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all.
    The Bellahs
    Jerry, Ann and kids

  4. Vicki and I were childhood friends from Jefferson St. in Lowell. I would visit my grandparents during the summer when Vicki and I became friends. I live in California so we didn’t get to see each other but corresponded through letters, Christmas and Birthday cards and then Facebook. I visited Grand Rapids in 2013 and we were able to have lunch together. I am so sadden by her passing and I will miss my friend.
    My condolences to her family. She loved you all so very much.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear about Vicki. I’m alway gone from Oct. To April. So never see these things. We were going to get together again after I got back. Guess we will again someday. May god bless you all. She was my friend

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