(Norway - January 03, 2018) - Christine VanEynde age 69 of Norway,
passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at her home in Norway.
was born January 21, 1948 in Norway, the daughter of Anna Mae (Decker)
Sturm-Buys and the late Leo A. Sturm and was a lifelong resident of Norway.
Chris married Donald VanEynde on August 3, 1968 in St. Mary’s Church in
She worked for the Norway-Vulcan School for over 30 years and
retired as Head Cook in 2015. Chris was a published author of “Life is
uncertain: Eat Dessert First” cookbook, she enjoyed acting in the local theater
group, she was always there to lend a hand or make food for any occasion, had
her regular recipes article in the Norway Current and loved spending time with
her family, especially her grandchildren.
Chris is survived by her
husband of 49 years Donald; their children Laura (Craig) Gronda of Pinckney,
Marc VanEynde of Norway, Chad (April) VanEynde of Norway and Luke VanEynde of
Madison, Wisconsin; grandchildren Brett, Connor, Fynn, Carly, Claire, Chloe,
Caynan, Lylah, Bodhi and a soon to be born Baby VanEynde; mother Anna Mae
Sturm-Buys and Step-father Frank Buys of Norway; brothers Leo “Bob” (Jill) Sturm
of Norway, Louis (Beth) Sturm of Vulcan and Larry Sturm of Norway; sister Mary
Harrison of Cave Junction, OR; sister-in-law Rose (Bill) Panek of Florence; many
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5 from
11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at St. Barbara’s Church in Vulcan.
A Memorial Mass
will be celebrated on Friday at 2:00 PM at St. Barbara’s Church with Fr. Timothy
Family request memorial contributions may be made in
Christine’s name to a scholarship fund that will be set up for culinary and food
Arrangements were made with the Ortman Funeral Home in
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