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Obituary: Gertrude Mae Schepel

May 3, 1937 – November 16, 2023

Gertrude Mae Schepel Gertrude Mae Schepel, nee Eylander, age 86, of Dyer, IN passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Richard G. Schepel. Dear mother of Debra (Chuck) Verhagen and Barb (Tom) Van Prooyen. Proud grandmother of Steven (Jana) Verhagen, Ryan Van Prooyen, Kimberly (Chris) Vanden Berg, Jordan Van Prooyen, and Kelsey (Lucas) Vander Wal; great-grandmother of Nathan, Elliot, Emersyn, Lincoln, and Nolan. Loving sister of Joan (Andrew) Van Schouwen and the late Nelson (Wilma) Eylander. Aunt of several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Nelson J. and Alice Eylander.

Visitation Tuesday, November 21, 2023, from 3 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Private family interment will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL.

Memorial contributions may be given to Bible League International (3801 Eagle Nest Drive, Crete, IL 60417) or Mid-America Reformed Seminary (229 Seminary Drirve, Dyer, IN 46311).

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day — and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” II Timothy 4:7-8

Smits Funeral Homes
Smits Funeral Homes
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