Gundega “Gwen” Putans, age 82 of Grand Rapids, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. She is survived by her children Juris (Darlene) Putans, Steven (Carla) Putans, Lori (John) Walter, Lisa (Joseph) Simon, Kerrie (Karlis) Vecziedins; sisters Arija Freide, Liga (Arturs) Kazlovskis; 13 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Gundega was born in Liepna, Latvia in 1934. Private services will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave. SE, Ada, MI 49301.