Larry Allan Pleune
Mr. Larry Allan Pleune of Marne, Michigan, age 66, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Larry was born to Leonard and Francis (Groot) Pleune on Sunday, June 6, 1948 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has been a life-long resident of West Michigan. Family was everything to Larry. He was a loving and caring husband, adoring father and the best grandfather anyone could ask for. The best day for him was when the family was hanging out together at the cottage. Larry loved nature and all of God’s creation. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and walking in the woods. His favorite place was at the cottage. Larry and his high school sweetheart Mary have had several business ventures and are the current owners of River Valley Antiques in Newaygo. They would take many a road trips around Michigan looking for those special pieces to bring into the store. They loved spending time together in the Traverse City area most of all. He worked in the grocery business since the age of 13, starting as a carry out boy and later as a produce manager & merchandiser. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew him. Larry is survived by his beloved wife of forty-seven years Mary Jo (Thwaites); loving children Denise Pleune and Christopher (Kimberly) Pleune; adored grandchildren Elijah and Caleb Pleune; mother Francis; brothers Donald (Bonnie) Pleune and Brian (Susan) Pleune; and sisters Linda Meyer, Carol (Bob) VanderWoude, and Marsha (Ralph) VanKuiken. He was preceded in death by his father Leonard John Pleune on June 10, 2004. There will be a time of visitation from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. and from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service for Larry will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Oakfield Baptist Church, 11128 14 Mile Road NE, Rockford, MI 49341. Interment will be in White Swan Cemetery. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged to make a memorial contribution in Larry’s memory to Faith Hospice, Development Office, 2100 Raybrook Street SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 and online at http://faithhospicecare.org/give/donate.php; or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 and online at https://netcommunity.pancan.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=796.