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Opal Van Duren

January 20, 1924 - January 1, 2016
Lyon Township, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Opal (McDonald) Van Duren , age 91, of Lyon Township, died January 1, 2016 in Novi, Michigan. Survived by her husband of 64 years, Donald J. Van Duren, Opal was born in Lansing, MI to Nona and Elza McDonald. She lived in Lansing and worked for Michigan Bell until 1952. Opal then moved to Holland, MI, where she and Don raised their family. They owned Van Duren Tailors in Holland until their retirement in 2005.

Mother of Linda (Glen) Margrave of Novi, Donald W. (Jennifer Peter) of Ada, Robert J. (Annette) of Naperville, Ill., grandchildren Kyle (Lauren) and Ryan Margrave, Eric (Emily), Kevin (Zoey), Eddie, Ellie and Dana Van Duren, great-grandchildren Elliott Van Duren and Finley Margrave. She is also survived by her sister, Joyce Miller of Lansing and many extended family members.

Opal loved family.

In lieu of any memorial contributions, please give something in her honor to someone within your own family. Celebration of Opal’s life will be held in Holland at a later date.