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December 28, 2017

A service to celebrate her life and faith will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49048. A visitation will take place at the church on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Private interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

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Nancy Lou Zomer, age 69, went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 28, 2017 at Rose Arbor following a battle with glioblastoma. She was the daughter of Rhine and Nellie Smith.

After graduating from Parchment High School in 1966, Nancy attended WMU and later the Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music. Nancy was united in marriage to Norman M. Zomer on August 9, 1968. She dedicated her life to her family and those she loved and took a special pride in raising her children. She was a foster mom to over 30 children, and provided daycare for many more. Nancy lived out her faith in everything she did as she ministered to others. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she had the privilege of doing daycare for several of them, gently molding their personalities and spiritual walk with Jesus by her example. Her commitment to her Lord through teaching Sunday school, daily devotions, and her dedicated personal prayer life left an indelible mark on those she loved.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Norm, her children, Tamera (Douglas) Martin, Daniel (Susan) Zomer, Kimberly (Thomas) Butler, and Michael Zomer; grandchildren, Nathaniel Martin; Cameron, Joel, and Alaina Butler; Nicholas and Joshua Zomer; and Daniel and Levi Zomer. Nancy is also survived by her brother, Roger (Pat) Smith; sister, Sharon Smith; sister-in-law, Carol (Phillip) Schmidt; and many extended family members and friends.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and, just one day before her passing, by her granddaughter, Madelaine Joy Martin.