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Virginia (Miller) McIntyre of Cedar Springs, Michigan, age 99, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018. She was born to Louis and Marie Miller on February 9, 1919, in Courtland Township, Michigan. Virginia married John C. McIntyre on July 20, 1935. They lived and worked in Detroit during W.W.II. John and Virginia then moved back to the Grand Rapids area and settled on a farm in Rockford, Michigan on Young Avenue, with her parents and grandmother, Ida Scott. Virginia worked at Blodgett hospital in the dietician department, from where she retired. She and John sold the farm at their retirement and moved to White Creek Estates in Cedar Springs. John passed away on May 9, 1986, and Virginia made her home in Cedar Springs. She helped her brother, Wendell care for his wife, Sylvia, after a stroke. Then, made a home for him with her in Cedar Springs until his death. Although Virginia and John didn’t have children, she was mom and grandma to, and survived by, her nieces and nephews; Eva (Ken) Suttorp, and their children, Beth, Herb and Sean; Ken (Lisa) Suttorp, and their children, Taylor and Madison; and Gerald and Jean Miller, and their children, Juanita, Laretta, Jeff, Dennis, Rene, Rick, Jerrine and Ethel Marie. Virginia had wonderful neighbors and friends who blessed her in later years. The family would like to thank them for their many kindnesses: Carolyn and Tom, Carol and Darel, Arlene and Dick, and Vicky. The family also thanks Dr. Mark Fredrickson, St. Mary Hospital, Great Lakes Caring (hospice), and Metron of Forest Hills for their good care and personal attention. The funeral service for Virginia will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the service. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy may make a memorial contribution to Sunshine Community Church, 3300 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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Man charged in crash that killed teen

Ted VandenBrink

Ted VandenBrink

Megan Cook

Megan Cook

A 39-year-old Grand Rapids man has been charged with causing the death of a Morley teen after he ran a stop sign while intoxicated and caused a three-car collision that resulted in her death.

The crash occurred on Sunday, November 13, about 3:40 p.m. in Alpine Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Ted Allen VandenBrink, 39, of Grand Rapids, was traveling west on 6 Mile Road in a 2008 Ford Taurus and failed to stop at the stop sign at Fruit Ridge Avenue. He then struck a 2004 Pontiac Montana minivan traveling northbound on Fruit Ridge Avenue. The force of the collision pushed the Montana into the path of a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, which also hit the minivan.

Megan Cook, 17, of Morley, was a passenger in the Montana minivan. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Megan’s mother, Beth Cook, 49, was the driver of the minivan, and Megan’s father, Randall Cook, 53, was a passenger. They were both sent by Life Ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Silverado, David Castle, 60, of Grandville, nor his occupants were injured. VandenBrink, the driver of the Taurus, was also not injured.

Alpine Fire and Rescue and Life Ambulance assisted at the scene.

VandenBrink was arraigned in 63rd District Court on Monday, November 14, on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) causing death. His bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety.

A gofundme page has been set up to help the Cook family with funeral and burial expenses at www.gofundme.com/angelmegan.

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