Obituary: Michele Schoon, 53, of Ludington

May 9, 2023

Michele Schoon

Obituary: Michele Schoon, 53, of Ludington

Michele R. (Sterk) Schoon, 53, of Ludington, passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023.

Michele was born on July 15, 1969, the daughter of Vern and Carla (VandeBunte) Sterk. In 1987 she graduated from Zeeland High School. She then attended Hope College and went on to earn her bachelor of science and nursing degree. Michele worked as a registered nurse for Evanston Hospital, Hospice of Michigan, Holland Hospital, Blodgett Hospital, and ultimately,  Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital. On September 5, 1992, Michele wed J.R. Schoon. Together they shared over 30 years together.

Michele was raised on the mission field in Chiapas, Mexico, and continued her strong faith in Ludington. Working as a nurse was a true passion of Michele’s. She loved being able to care for others, putting their needs above her own. She also enjoyed the outdoors, taking hikes, admiring flowers, and baking cookies for all her friends and family. As an alumnus of Hope, she supported her “Dutch” and loved watching Hope women’s basketball.

Michele is survived by her husband, J.R. Schoon; sons, Jacob (Jasmine), Zac, and Caleb Schoon; daughter, Ellie Schoon; granddaughter, Joelle (Jacob and Jasmine) Schoon; parents, Vern and Carla Sterk; brother, Shane (Wendy) Sterk; mother-in-law, Mary Kay Schoon; sisters-in-law, Kathy (Joel) Schoon-Tanis and Gretchen (Phil) Tanis; and many nieces and nephews.

Michele was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Jon Mark Schoon.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, with visitation starting at 3 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:  Zinacanteco Bible Translation & Bible Outreach or Hope Scarves,

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,

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