Allison Ruth Van Skiver

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“Allison was our first babysitter when we moved to Grand Rapids in 1986 with a two-week-old daughter. Allison and her family welcomed us to Grand...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Michael & Esther Weddell

“Allison was in my 4th grade Sunday School class at Second Congregational Church, UCC, Grand Rapids. She came to our wedding. She was a true spark,...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: A friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire VanSkiver family in this difficult time. We are sad at this moment, but it helps to know that Allison is...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Ann & Dick Krzciok - MI

“Rest in peace, Allison. ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Garrett TenHave-Chapman - Belmont, MI

“May God comfort you as you go through such a difficult time. Allison left the world a much better and brighter place. She is deeply missed and...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Kerry Bean - Rockford, MI

“Our heartfelt condolences to the Van Skiver Family. Allison was our early AM babysitter for the Dabkowski boys and no one could be as chipper as she...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Ann Dabkowski - GRAND RAPIDS, MI

“My condolences to the family. God-Bless. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Jeffrey DeBoer - Grand Rapids, MI

“Allison will be so, so missed by the staff at Art of the Table. Just this week a few of us long-time staff were remembering how much fun we had...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Andrea Robinson - Grand Rapids, MI

“Ms. Vanskiver was one of the happiest people in our school. She was smiley, funny, and focused. She was extremely talented at her job, and helped...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Lindsey Nickell - Grand Rapids, MI

“When my daughter Carmen called and told me that Ms. Van Skiver had passed, our hearts broke. She was such an amazing person and mentor. Wellspring...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Marci Goodson - Grand Rapids, MI

“The Knudsen family sends our love and prayers to you all. Allison was a spunky gal that will always have a special place in so many hearts. May God...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Kristi Knudsen-Gordon - Yakima, WA

“We are heartbroken for the Van Skiver family. Allison had an infectious laugh and a sly smile that let you know she was plotting to brighten your...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: BettyBeth Johns - Grand Rapids, MI

“I worked with Allison at Holy Trinity and did a mission trip with her to West Virginia. I loved her commitment, her wisdom, her compassion, and the...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Robert Bowers - Laredo, TX

“I ran into Allison on August 18th of this year. We had not seen each other in quite a few years. She gave me a big hug and we chatted for a bit. Our...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Brett Anderson - Grand Rapids, MI

“I am very sad to learn that Allison has passed on. She and I worked together at Holy Trinity High School in Chicago, where Ms. Van Skiver was beloved...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: John Noonan - Coworker

“Allison will truly be missed. She went above and beyond to get my daughter a full scholarship to a school that was not on our radar and it was such...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Shellida & Charvella Hancock

“The whole Dieleman Family is deeply saddened by the passing of Allison. We will never forget her. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: James Dieleman - Grand Rapids, MI

“Allison and I worked together for 3 years as Registrars, me at GRP, her at Wellspring. When she moved into Academic Advising and spent part of her...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Jennifer Parmelee - Webberville, MI

“Growing up with Allisons niece, Emma, as my best friend, made for tons of fun memories with family. I will always remember Allisons witty sense of...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Alena Buterakos - Rockford, MI

“I met Allison in the 6th grade and she left quite the impression. Her smile was unforgettable and her laugh was infectious. Our paths would cross...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Nannette Perry - Kentwood, MI

“Ms. Van Skiver was an amazing lady. She was the brightness in our halls and made Wellspring the place it is today. Our school wouldn't be how it is...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Kirstin Schweitzer - MI - student

22 of 23 | Posted by: Kirstin Schweitzer - MI - student

“Steve and I will never forget Allison's beautiful voice as she sang with her dad at our wedding. It was one of the major highlights of our wedding. ...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Michele Eding - MI - friend

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Allison was born on June 19, 1973 and passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Allison was a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan at the time of passing.

There will be a Memorial Service for Allison Friday, October 19, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Second Congregational Church, UCC 525 Cheshire Dr NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505. Visitation at the Second Congregational UCC from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on October 19, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to a memorial scholarship in Allison's name would be appreciated.