LAKE CITY — Kathy Jean Vandenboss of Lake City passed away March 18, 2019 at the age of 67 at Samaritas Senior Living in Cadillac.

Kathy was born on June 26, 1951 to Hilda (Howard) Ramer in Lansing, Michigan. Kathy enjoyed spending time outdoors going on walks and putting together jigsaw puzzles or completing crossword puzzles. Kathy loved animals and had many special pets, including her dogs Missy and Lady. She cherished the time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Kathy is survived by her loving children, Tammy (Scott) Venema of Lake City, Tracey (Kevin) Moore of Leroy and Torry (Kendra) Vandenboss of Lake City; eight grandchildren, Zakery Richardson, Kiara Richardson, Ingrid Sisson, Lexi Venema, Lucas Venema, Liliana Venema, Michael Moore, Marisa Smith, Ally Burch, Tony Moore, Darren Moore, Aylassa Vandenboss, Aleaha Vandenboss; six great-grandchildren, Maddisyn Smith, Preston Smith, Christopher Burch, Remi Burch, Cammi Rios, and Rowan Moore; six sisters, Charla Ramer, Darla Ramer, Sally Waite, Kelly Haugen, Penny Ramer, Nancy Ramer; five brothers, Steve Ramer, Alan Ramer, Nick Ramer, David Ensing, Richard Ensing; and many other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hilda and Richard Ensing; three brothers, Mark, John and Scott; and her great-grandson, Carson Burch.

Per Kathy's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held April 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lake City with Pastor Pat Milligan officiating.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in care of her daughter, Tammy Venema.

Condolences and memories may be shared online at The family is being served by Young-Holdship Funeral Home.

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