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Vivian Elizabeth Haehnel-King




Born: 1918
Death: December 6, 2008

HAEHNEL-KING – Vivian Elizabeth Haehnel King aged 90 of Grand Rapids passed away peacefully on December 6 2008 surrounded by her family after a brave battle with brain cancer. Vivian is preceded in death by her son James Haehnel 1968 husband M. Freeman Haehnel 1991 and husband Everett (Junior) King 2001. Surviving are her children; Freeman & PJ Haehnel Elizabeth and Joseph (Mike) Rogers Terry and Melinda Haehnel Craig and Kathi Haehnel; grandchildren; Freeman Haehnel Jr Kristie (Jared) Self Brooke (Brian) Crook Melissa (Branko) Kuznar Angela (Peter) Mulder Steven Haehnel Erin (David) Duyst Julie Haehnel Joe (Anna) Rogers Lauren Haehnel Charlie Haehnel and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sister; Gladys McKinney sister-in-laws; Darlene Warren and Muriel Haehnel brother-in-laws; Everett Haehnel and Dexter King several nieces and nephews. All who knew Vivian will remember her as a kind fun-loving woman who was dedicated to her family. She enjoyed travel high-balls on the front porch at the lake house dining out dancing and while she may be fashionably late she never missed a party.Friends who wish to celebrate Vivians life may meet the family at OBrien Gerst Funeral Home at 3980 Cascade Road SE December 9 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Funeral Services will be held on December 10 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Mayberry officiating. Interment Rosedale Memorial Park. Vivians family wishes to thank the staff at Heather Hills Care Center and Katherine Haehnel for their tender care. For those who wish memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the staff holiday fund at Heather Hills Care Center.

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