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Obituary: Darlene Kuiken

May 25, 1937 – June 8, 2022

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Darlene KuikenDarlene “Mae” Kuiken, nee Wondaal, age 85, of Lansing, IL, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Richard Kuiken. Loving mother of Alice (Russell) Boersma, Jacqueline (Mark) DeBoer, and David (Marie) Kuiken. Devoted grandmother of Russell (Rebecca) Boersma, Richard (Brianna) Boersma, Alyce (Travis) Van Drunen, Alexandra (Chris) Rudenga, David Kuiken, Isobella Kuiken, and Sarah Kuiken; great-grandmother of Genevieve Van Drunen. Dear sister of the late Lt. Jacob Wondaal and late Richard Wondaal. Kind aunt of several nieces and nephews. Darlene along with her husband were co-owners of Wondaal Heating and Air Conditioning for many years.

Visitation Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Thorn Creek Reformed Church, 1875 E. 179th Street, South Holland, IL, with Pastor Mark Morris officiating. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park – Willow Springs, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to Thorn Creek Reformed Church. Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home – Dyer, IN. For further information please contact 219-322-7300 or visit

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