Virginia Louise

(VanderLaan) Pekich

Tom Pekich Jr.


Virginia Louise (VanderLaan) Pekich, 97, of Hart, passed away Sept. 30, 2018, and Tom Pekich Jr., 94, of Hart, passed away Jan. 9, 2016. Virginia and Tom joined their hearts in marriage July 29, 1967 in Muskegon. Tom proudly served his country in the US Navy, June 1942 – April 1947.

Virginia and Tom are survived by their children, Fred VanderLaan and Gordon VanderLaan; grandchildren, Michele VanderLaan, Cathy Sommers, Tammy Wendt and Tim (Becky) VanderLaan; and great-grandchildren, Megan, Britni, Breanna, Kourtney, Kyle, Austin and Lauren; great-great-grandson, Ky’Rin; and Virginia’s sisters, Barbara Dyer and Ruth Flintoff.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Dora Flintoff; and siblings, Glen Flintoff and Ruth Holmes.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Helen; and siblings, Steve Pekich, John Pekich, Mary Kozicki, Barbara Thielman, Peter Pekich and Ann Emery. Their daughter-in-law, Linda VanderLaan, passed away Oct. 28, 2018.

Memorial services will be conducted at noon June 22, at Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, 2370 N. 72nd Ave, Hart. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of services.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.