Saturday, April 16, 2016

hole in our hearts

Wednesday morning we got the crushing news.

Mimi is no longer here on earth with us.

We have had many good times with Mimi.

After all we live the next street over!

We are all extremely sad!

The full force of not having her here has not hit us yet.

We know that where she is there is no pain.

We miss you and love you greatly!

Sandra Lou Purdy (Helmers)
December 22, 1942 ~ April 13, 2016 (age 73)

Sandra Lou Purdy age 73 of Grand Haven, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Sandy was born December 22, 1942 to Arend and Henrietta (Buikema) Helmers in Grand Haven. She married Garry Purdy on August 14, 1964 in Spring Lake. Sandy was a former softball coach. When her children were younger she was a strong supporter and volunteer for the Tri-Cities Kids League as well as the Tri-Cities Football League. Her pastime activities included researching her genealogy, reading and travel. Sandy will be dearly missed by her husband Garry; daughter Andrea (Anthony) Errico of Pennsylvania; son Garry (Erin) Purdy of Grand Haven; grandchildren, Anthony Jr., Ashley, Alyssa, Avery, Gabriel, Isabella and Sophia; sisters-in-law Gloria (Harrell) Satterfield, Charyle (Charlie) Sandoval; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Jack Helmers and brother-in-law John Purdy. The funeral service for Sandy will be 11:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Second Reformed Church with Pastor Dan Eisnor officiating. Interment will be in Grand Haven Township Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Friday, April 15, 2016 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Love, INC. Please visit to sign Sandy’s online guest book.