Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Joanne Van Den Toorn

June 2, 1928 - January 9, 2020
Grand Rapids, MI



Monday, January 13, 2020
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Creston Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613
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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
11:00 AM EST
First Netherlands Reformed Congregation
1261 Beckwith Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505


Tuesday, January 14, 2020
2:00 PM EST
Fairplains Cemetery

Service time is approximate: we will leave church in procession following the lunch.


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Edison Christian Foundation
1000 Edison Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Life Story / Obituary


Mrs. Joanne Van Den Toorn, age 91 of Grand Rapids, passed away on January 9, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; her brothers Dick, John and Rev. Peter Bazen. Joanne is survived by her children Ben (Wanda) Van Den Toorn, Andy (Cindy) Van Den Toorn, Marlene (Bob) Bibby, Bill (Laurie) Van Den Toorn and Chuck Van Den Toorn; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; brothers and sisters Marinus Bazen, Marie (Jim) Rosendall, Gertrude (Henry) Rosendall, Jim (Barb) Bazen; sisters-in-law Edith Bazen, Marge Bazen, Helen Oudendyk, Annette Vander Toorn, and Marge Van Den Toorn as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 11 AM at the First Netherlands Reformed Congregation, 1261 Beckwith Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 with Rev. G.M. de Leeuw officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with her family at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, Van Strien Creston Chapel, 1833 Plainfield NE on Monday from 5-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Edison Christian Foundation are appreciated. To leave a memory or to sign her guest book please visit www.heritagelifestory.com