Born On: June 25, 1943

Passed On: June 03, 2020

Mary Lou Dewald

Mary Lou Dewald passed away Wednesday morning at her home. She was born in Holton, Michigan to Bonnie and Chester Smith and was one of 12 children. Mary Lou was a graduate of Muskegon High School class of 1961 and a graduate of Hackley School of Nursing class of 1965. She lived all of her life in the Muskegon area and served her community as a registered nurse for 41 years. Mary Lou is survived in life by her husband, James Dewald, her son, James Jr, her daughter, Ann (Allen) Branch and her 4 grandchildren, Colton, Caleb, Aisling and Audrey.  She was a member of Muskegon Bethel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Bonnie Smith, one sister and six brothers.  A graveside service for friends and family will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 10:30 AM at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Fruitport.  Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Hospice.  Please visit to leave condolences and memories of Mary Lou.

Graveside Service Information

Pine Hill Cemetery
4000 E. Pontaluna Rd.
Fruitport, Michigan 49415

Date: Saturday, June 06, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM

11 thoughts on “Mary Lou Dewald

  1. Roy Beetham

    Jim, It has been a long time since we three were Big Reds. Reading about Mary Lou tells me how special she was. I am sorry that I did not know her in recent years. I am glad that you had your partner for as long as you did. I sorry it was’t even longer.

  2. Roy Beetham

    Jim, I wish I had met her in recent years. It has been a long time since we were Big Reds. Reading about her makes it clear that she was a special lady. I wish I had known her lately. My heart is heavy with your loss. I made glad to know you had her in your life all these years.

  3. Ginger Wolffis

    Our hearts ache for all who love Marylou. She was a one of a kind.
    May God Bless and Comfort you.
    Whispering prayers,
    Ginger & Roger

  4. Jean Hippey

    God made Aunts like he made snowflakes. . .
    Beautiful and tender around the edges,
    Amazingly joined in the center,
    Loved by only the fortunate
    Forever one of each kind.
    You have touched my life in ways I’m not even yet aware of.
    I will miss you the rest of my days. I know I will see you again. ❤️

  5. Carol Lindstrom

    I have wonderful and fond memories of you, dear Aunt Mary Lou. I will never forget your influence on my life.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  6. jim and oralee

    jim and jim jr. an ann i will miss my prayer partner very much. you all are in our prayers everyday,


  7. Kevin Smith

    Love you “Pud”. Thanks for bringing Jim to the reunion in the VW Bug. I will miss your sweet smile and laughter. See you later, Kevin

  8. Stuart Smith

    I’ll miss you Aunt Mary Lou! The world is a lesser place today, but Heaven is a better place.

  9. Wes and Lil Spyke

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Dewald family. May you find peace and comfort in your precious memories of such an amazing lady. How very thankful we are to know that she is now in the arms of Jesus.

  10. Kirk And Dee Smith

    We love you and will never forget you. Thanks for letting me be in your wedding ( I didn’t drop the rings). Miss you Aunt Lou Lou

  11. Lori Hunter

    I will forever be grateful to have had this dear lady in my life. She was a positive influence on my young self, making me feel like my opinion mattered. She welcomed me. She laughed with me. And I will miss her often. ❤


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