Winger, Wendy Wendy Lynn Winger, age 53, was ushered into her heavenly home on October 9, 2021. She was preceded in death by her beloved father, Ron. She will be deeply missed by her mother, Linda; her brothers Brent (Sue) and Rex (Missy); and her nieces and nephews, Taylor, Morgan, Elijah, Macey, Oliver, Molly and Elliot. Additionally, Wendy was adored by many incredible friends and colleagues. Especially close friends were Beth and Howard Hilton and their children Noah, Jonah, Lydia, and Simon. Wendy managed the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital where she was employed for 33 years. She started her career as a pediatric nurse. She leaves a legacy of tireless devotion and passion for the staff, patients and their families. Wendy received her BSN from Calvin College in 1990. She earned her MBA in 2021 from Davenport University, while undergoing chemotherapy. Wendy will be mostly remembered for her sass, generosity, fearlessness, strength in adversity, and unwavering love and support for her family and friends. Her amazing soul touched the hearts of many people. The family plans to host a private graveside service. A celebration of life will be held on July 2, 2022; more details will be provided on "Wendy Winger's Celebration of Life" Facebook page. All are welcome to attend. In memory of Wendy and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, 25 Michigan St. NE, Suite 4100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookwayland.com
Published by Grand Rapids Press from Oct. 11 to Oct. 17, 2021.