Shirley J. DeBruin
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I have fond memories of our neighborhood and am sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She truly was a faithful servant. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of sorrow.

Posted by: Jeanne Kapenga, M.D. - Okemos, MI   Jun 01, 2018

Although I did not know Shirley personally, I know she was a wonderful parent as I had the opportunity to coach her son, Dale, at WMU. His passion for life, and compassion for others has enriched my life as well as the lives of many others. May God's presence be felt by all family members as her life is celebrated through precious memories.

Posted by: Dick Shilts - Kalamazoo, MI   May 31, 2018

To the 5 "Ds'...I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I spent a lot of time at 1624 as a kid. What I most remember is your mom's laughter - no matter what you crazy kids did. Her grace, faith, warmth and sense of humor made her a great mom. And you 5 kids are proof of that.

Todd Irving

Posted by: A friend   May 31, 2018

Mom DeBruin was an amazing lady, and I feel so blessed to have known her. She lived life to the fullest and inspired others to never give up no matter how difficult the challenge or struggle. Her warm smile and welcoming presence will be deeply missed. Keeping the DeBruin family in thought and prayer. All our love,

Posted by: Rich & Deb (Einig) Lamb    May 29, 2018