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Dawn Marie Vykopal, 50


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Dawn Marie Vykopal, age 50, of Greenville, formerly of Belding and Sparta, passed away at home surrounded by family and friends following a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, December 15, 2014.  She was born on May 1, 1964, in Bowling Green, Ohio, the daughter of Richard Leroy and Sandra Joan (Armitage) Vykopal.  She graduated from Sparta High School and was employed in several capacities.  She was an over the road truck driver for many years, worked at several restaurants and was self-employed in home construction and remodeling for a time.  She was a former member of the Rough Roads Motorcycle Club, enjoyed wood carving, karaoke, playing guitar, singing and cherished her time with friends and family. 


The memory of Dawn will be cherished by her father, Richard (and companion, Elizabeth Mason) Vykopal of Sparta; siblings Debra S. (Alan) Tramper of Kent City and Oscar (and companion Ruthie Luster) Vykopal of Sand Lake; a dear friend and companion, Amy Wilson of Greenville; nieces Amanda Vykopal and Heather Vykopal; and a nephew, Andy (Allie) Tramper of Lansing; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her mother Sandra Joan Vykopal.


A Funeral Service will take place on Monday, December 22, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., at Greenville Community Church, 6596 S. Vining Road, Greenville, Michigan, 48838, with Pastor Joel Heron officiating.  Visitation will precede the service at church on Monday, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Private interment will take place in the Mausoleum at Forest Home Cemetery in Greenville. Those wishing to express their sympathy are welcomed to consider a memorial contribution in Dawns memory to the wishes of the family.  For additional information, please contact Verdun Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services at (616) 794-1300 or by visiting


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Mike Verdun, Manager  s   303 S. Bridge St  s   Belding, MI 48809  s  616-794-1300