Barbara Toner

Barbara J Toner

March 29, 2020
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TONER โ€“ Barbara Toner (Dekkinga), age 87, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, of Grand Rapids, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, March 29, 2020. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Toner; brothers, Raymond Krygier, Gene Krygier; and sister, Lorraine Borowka. Barbara is survived by her children, Sharon (Steven) Devito, David (Teresa) Dekkinga, Mary Jo (John) Botner, and Edward (Jody) Dekkinga; grandchildren, Shawna (Joseph) Russo, Stephanie (Brian) Nawrocki, Megan (Josh) Robach, Chloe Dekkinga, Haley Dekkinga, and Abigail Dekkinga; great-grandchildren, Sofia, Sebastian, and Sydney Russo, Skylar, Savannah, Brody, Bentley, and Cash Nawrocki, Hailey, Maximus and Madelyn Robach; sister-in-law, Ruth Krygier; special nephew, Robert (Sue) Krygier; best friend, Beverly Merger; 'granddogs', Charlotte and Matty. Barbara was an Avon representative and Tupperware sales representative who also ran her own successful cleaning business. She worked at the Princess Bakery as a manager, and the Alpine Meijer Garden Center for 13 years. Barbara was a kitchen aid for Covenant Village of the Great Lakes. Barbara was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and Ladies Guild. She volunteered as bazaar event coordinator and coordinator of funeral luncheons. Barbara was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was her grandchildren's biggest fan. She greatly enjoyed following her family's sports activities and making memories with her family. A Private Visitation will be held at the Beuschel Funeral Home on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The graveside service will be on Friday, April 3, 2020 with Rev. Fr. Tom Page from St. Jude Catholic Church. Interment will be in Fairplains Cemetery. In memory of Barbara, please consider making memorial contributions to the Alzheimers Association or the American Heart Association.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    April 2, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    April 2, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Beuschel Funeral Home
    5018 Alpine Avenue
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  • Service

    April 3, 2020 | 1:30pm
    April 3, 2020 1:30pm
    Fairplains Cemetery GR
    2056 Diamond Ave NE
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49505
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    Fr. Tom Page
  • Interment

    Fairplains Cemetery GR
    2056 Diamond Ave NE
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49505
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The Jones and the Vanderveen Families

Posted at 08:39pm
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry we cannot be there with you during this difficult time.
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Mary Jo Botner

Posted at 09:21am
Tricia E Donnelly So very very sorry for your loss. I loved working with her when I was in college at the bakery. She had a great smile, a wonderful laugh & a very generous heart. โค

Mary Jo Botner

Posted at 09:18am
Words can't express my loss, but I lift my hands up and say Mom your at peace now. We both lost our battle together and you will be truly missed by me.
My special loving tribute to my Mother, you showed me how to be strong minded, independent, never give up and mostly the caring person I have become. With your dementia, I learned to love stronger and be patient and learn to understand your final journey.
We were truly connected till your last breath, was a honor to be your daughter.
Holding my moms hand in her final breath and having the short time to say my final words of love to you, will never be forgotten. Your final breath, your eyes opened and I had that special moment to say it's okay to leave me now. Love you will so be truly missed. My best friend forever!
All though, it is very sadden moment and heartbreaking to me. I must remember we are here on borrowed time, and God felt your work was done and Earth called her home to Rest in the beautiful gardens of Heaven.
My Mother's spirit will live with me and memories I will cherish!
"You are my Sunshine Mom"~Love forever Mary Jo

Mary Jo Botner

Posted at 09:17am
Jeanne Puterbaugh Mary Jo,
May you find comfort in the beautiful memories of your Mom. I have so many fond memories of my Aunt Barb. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time!! Hugs!!๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒนโคโค

Mary Rosendall

Posted at 06:54pm
Dave and Theresa, sending love and heartfelt sympathy to you at the passing of your dear mom. RIP, Barbara. Mary Rosendall

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