Lana Kay Maliepaard

Maliepaard, Lana web picDecember 1947 ~ October 2015

Lana Maliepaard, 67, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Lana was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to William and Joan Shoemate. The family moved to California when she was age 8. Lana attended Ripon High School prior to getting married and having 5 children. The family moved to Turlock in 1978. She faithfully followed her children in their various sports and activities. She lovingly served as a volunteer in the Turlock Christian student store and at Monte Vista Chapel in the choir and in child-care. Lana enjoyed spending time with her family such as camping and boating at the lake, playing card and board games and even coached her son’s little league baseball team.

Lana was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her five children: Barry Maliepaard of Turlock, Steve (Lisa) Maliepaard of Mission Viejo, CA, Ron Maliepaard of Patterson, Kevin Maliepaard of Manteca, and Tara (Robert) Martinez of Turlock; a brother John Shoemate, and 8 grandchildren: Kevin Jr. and Drake Maliepaard of Turlock; Marisa and Bobby Martinez of Turlock; and Luke, Benjamin, Noah and Joshua Maliepaard of Mission Viejo. Lana will be forever remembered as the most loving mother and grandmother a child or grandchild could ever wish for.

Visitation will be held at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, October 29th at 11 am. Funeral Service will follow at 12 noon. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

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