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Evelyn Oudman

September 23, 1924 ~ September 25, 2013 (age 89)

Evelyn Oudman age 89 of McBain went home to be with her Lord at Curry House Assisted Living in Cadillac on Sept. 25, 2013.  She was born to John & Maggie (Grashuis) Bode on September 23, 1924 in Richland Township, Missaukee County.   She married Jacob Oudman on Oct. 29, 1943 at the Lucas Rehoboth Reformed Church and he preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 2002. She was a devoted farmer’s wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  Evelyn and Jake moved to McBain from the farm in 1980, but always loved going back to the farm.  Evelyn was a member of the Lucas Rehoboth Reformed Church where she had taught Sunday School for many years.  As a couple, Evelyn  & Jake were able to winter in Florida for over 25 years. Her hobbies included painting pictures, decorating eggs, crocheting, and  gardening  and for many  years  she  volunteered   at Autumnwood of McBain and also was a mentor  to special needs children and adults  through Friendship Bible Class.  She enjoyed her last two years  living at Curry House in Cadillac.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Beverly (Tom) Schut of Jenison, Linda (Pete)  Rusticus of Wyoming, Barbara (Bernie) Scholten , and James (Beth) Oudman both of McBain.  12 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.  Siblings: Esther DeRuiter of Lucas, Nora Mae Kuipers of Kentwood, Alfred (Nell) Bode of Cadillac, Eleanor (Kerwin) Karsten of Lucas and a brother in law, Alfred DeBoer of Lake City.
She was preceded in death by: Her parents, son  Alton Oudman, Son in law, Keith Mulder, Sisters, Alberta (Lawrence) Brunink, Louise (Harm) Lindemulder, Doris DeBoer,  Brothers in law, Ren DeRuiter, Peter  Kuipers, John (Nellie) Oudman, Bill (Henrietta) Oudman, Sisters in law, Theresa (Peter) Hendricks and Ethel  Zinger Westdorp
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 1:00 P.M. at the Lucas Rehoboth Reformed Church with Rev. James Zinger officiating with burial in the Mount View Cemetery  in  McBain.  Visitation will be Saturday from
4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home at 211 N. Pine St., McBain and one hour prior to services at the church on Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rehoboth Reformed Church Building Fund or Hospice of Michigan.  Thoughts and prayers may be left at

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