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Shelley Jean Kuiper

Shelley Jean Kuiper, age 70, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 1, 2019.  Shelley was born on July 7, 1949 in Grand Rapids to Robert and Wilma Smith.  She married Ken Kuiper and together they had 3 children.  Shelley lived her life to the fullest devoting her time to family, her precious granddaughters and friends.  She will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Wilma Smith; husband, Ken Kuiper; children, Chris Kuiper, Kerri (Todd) Carnes, Kim Kuiper; granddaughters, Laina, Amanda, and Kristy Carnes; brother, Michael(Kim) Smith; sister Kristen (Pat) McCarthy; brother in law, Ron(Donna) Kamp; sister in-law, Karen (Jack) Wiebenga; brother in-law David(Brenda) Kuiper; and many nieces and nephews.  Shelley was proceeded in death by her Father, Robert Smith and her brother Robert Smith, Jr.

A Celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, October 5th at Cornerstone Church- Caledonia Campus 1675 84th St SE, Caledonia, MI 49316.  Visitation with the family will begin at 10 am, service at 11 am and a luncheon with the family immediately following.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Faith Hospice, Caring Bridge or a charity of your choice.

  • October 26, 2019
    Our deepest sympathy to Ken and family , so sorry to hear of Shelley’s passing, she was a wonderful person with a beautiful smile . May the peace of Christ be with you through these difficult times…. Sincerely, Lynn Christian and family.❤️
    Lynn Christian

  • October 25, 2019
    Ken and Family, it is with great sadness that we learned of Shelley’s passing. What a wonderful person to have left so many. Blessings for all of you.
    Het and Kay Murawski

  • October 16, 2019
    Ken & family , it is with great sorrow to hear of Shelly’s passing. What a remarkable person to whom we had the pleasure to meet along this path of life. May the love she had for her family bring you peace in the times ahead. Again our sincerest condolences on such a loss…
    Desiree & Joseph Monroe

  • October 12, 2019
    Shelley and I were students at Creston High School Class of 1967. She was kind and beautiful. Sorry for your loss.
    Thomas Carlyle

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