Carla Chmielewski of Holland, MI, passed away at her home on Monday, March 13, 2017. Born on April 30, 1952 to Ivan and Nora Cook, who predeceased her, Carla was a graduate of Holland High school. Carla is survived by her dedicated and loving husband, Fred; and their Golden Retriever, Annie; Daughters, Leigh (Jonathan) Levine and Shelley Arendshorst; Granddaughters, Katherine Levine, Rebekah Levine, Brynne Buchanan and Ingrid Buchanan; Brothers, Roger Cook and Doug Cook. She will be remembered, as described by her granddaughters, as a beautiful, charming, enduring, strong, stubborn, classy, witty, fierce, and all around helluva amazing women. She loved them deeply, and provided them with memories and examples of humor and courage to last their life, and to be passed along to their own children someday. There will be a short memorial service at 6 p.m. Thursday at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland, followed by visitation with family until 8 p.m. www.langelandsterenberg.com. Friends and family are encouraged to sign up as organ donors in Carla's memory and honor.
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