Paula Jean (P.J.) (Stahl) VanderLaan, age 77, of Grand Rapids, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Webster and Dorothy Stahl; and husband, Ronald VanderLaan (2015).

She is survived by her brother, Richard (Pat) Stahl; sons, Craig VanderLaan, Kurt (Maggie) VanderLaan; daughter, Rene (Robert) Gilray; granddaughters, Crystal VanderLaan, Ariana and Marisa Roberts; brother-in-law, Karl (Jean) VanderLaan; cousins, nieces and nephews; also many very close, good friends.

Paula was a medical secretary for 30 years. She loved gardening, flowers and bird watching in her backyard.

Funeral service will be held Friday, July 19 at 11:30 a.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, Pastor Dr. Phil Johnson of New Day Church on the Hill officiating, with visitation one hour prior to service. Interment will be at Cascade Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20037, CLI Global Society, P.O. Box 68, Grandville, MI 49468.