Employee Spotlight – Lori Vigen

Lori Vigen is our Administrative Assistant. 

Lori has been with us since 2019. She is a Kalamazoo native and is a graduate of Otsego High School and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.

While working at McDonald’s in high school she met her husband, Michael Vigen. Michael has been the owner of Michael’s Auto Service on West Main Hill since 1993. 

Longtime residents of Westwood, Michael and Lori are proud parents of two sons. Thomas, and his wife Alex, live in North Carolina, where Thomas is in the United States Marine Corps. They have provided a beautiful granddaughter for Michael and Lori and are going to repeat that in July.

Michael and Lori’s second son, A.J. is a Kent County Sheriff’s Deputy. He plans on being married later this year to his girlfriend, Whitney.

Michael and Lori are also doggie parents to three Shih-tzus; Cody (9), Mak (3) and Chewie (1).

The Vigens are members of Centerpoint Church. In their spare time they enjoy boating, wine tours and going on cruises. Lori enjoys cross-stitch, reading and scrapbooking. They also enjoy hosting friends in their “paradise” backyard.

Prior to working at Joldersma & Klein, Lori was Office Secretary for 21 years at Kalamazoo Christian School, 12th Street Campus.

Lori enjoys her work at Joldersma & Klein. She likes working with her colleagues and meeting the families we serve. She gets great satisfaction from helping others. 

Lori has a servant’s heart and finds helping others to be gratifying.

Chances are, if you have called the funeral home, you have spoken with Lori on the phone.

We are grateful for her dedication to her job and to the families we serve.