January 28, 1935 - December 18, 2021
Mary Louise Plantenga (Kuipers) passed away at St. Anthony’s Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on December 18, 2021 at the age of 86. Her battle with Dementia showed her courage in facing life while never complaining along the way. Mary will be most remembered for her love of sewing, gardening, canning, and baking for family and friends. Mary worked as a Bookkeeper for the Tippecanoe County Clerk’s Office for 24 years where she was respected and admired for her attention to detail and dedication. She also worked annually as a volunteer for the county elections. Mary grew up and resided her entire life in the town of Shadeland where she attended high school and was an active member of 4H. Mary is a lifelong member of Lafayette Christian Reformed Church and served for years on its sewing committee where she helped sew hundreds of baby quilts for families in need. Mary is survived by her loving husband Harold of 64 years; sons: Dan (Patty) and Bob (Kim); grandchildren: Eric (Madeline), Andy (Rachel), Ryan, and Melanie (Keaton Reed) and 1 great-grandchild, Noah Plantenga. She is preceded in death by her parents Garrett and Margaret Kuipers, her brother Paul Kuipers and granddaughter Ashley Plantenga. Visitation will be held at Hippensteel Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 beginning at 10:00 a.m. with the service to follow immediately after at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. The family is asking all that attend to please wear a mask and to practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lafayette Christian School or Lafayette Christian Reformed Church. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.
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