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Obituary: Marilyn DeYoung

December 13, 1945 – October 5, 2023

Marilyn DeYoung Marilyn DeYoung, nee Hoekstra, age 77, of St. John, IN, went home to her Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Loving wife of Peter DeYoung. Devoted mother of Linda (late Kenneth) Postma, Lori (John) Billstrand, Eileen (John) Bonnema. Cherished grandmother of Justine (Samuel) Vroom, Shane Postma, Alec Billstrand, Kaelyn Billstrand, Danielle (Vance) Venhuizen, Jaclene Bonnema, and Kylie (Ryan) Barnes. Great-grandmother of Ellerie Vroom, Judah, Ezra, Marijke, Silas, and Zion Venhuizen, and Esther Barnes. Dear sister of the late Jeannine (late James) Boer. Sister-in-law of Grace (Ronald) Boender, Patricia (Dr. Peter) Tigchelaar, Rev. Ronald (Fran) DeYoung, Rev. Roger (Debbie) DeYoung, and Darryl (Kim) DeYoung. Kind aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Emil and Marion Hoekstra.

Visitation Monday, October 9, 2023, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN with Rev. Fred De Jong officiating. Private interment Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Crown Point Christian School, Illiana Christian High School, or American Cancer Society.

For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.

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