Date of Death: September 15, 2023

Service Details

Visitation will be held Friday, September 22, 2023, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Raakman officiating.

Obituary Notice

Wilma Kristine McLain, 65, of Millersburg, IN, passed away Friday, September 15, 2023, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Wilma was born September 1, 1958, in Kalamazoo, MI. She was the daughter of Willem and Jacoba (Hoexum) Doornbos who immigrated from the Netherlands. Wilma graduated from Portage Central High School and earned her bachelors in science from Western Michigan University. Following graduation, Wilma completed a medical internship program at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids and enjoyed working as a med tech at Lakeview Hospital in Paw Paw. 

On June 2, 1980, Wilma married her high school sweetheart, Patrick McLain. They soon started a family, raising five daughters, which would grow to be one of their greatest shared joys.

Wilma was a woman of great faith, strength, and resilience. She loved God and was admired by her family and friends for her kind and loving heart, gentle spirit, and passion for helping others. She was dedicated to her local homeschool and church communities and loved staying connected to her Dutch roots.

She had a creative and nurturing spirit; she enjoyed homesteading, spinning and weaving yarn, wreath making with her daughters, making loved ones and new friends feel welcome in her beautifully decorated home with home cooked meals and baked goods, and always offering her prayers and support to those in need.

Knowing Wilma is in the arms of Jesus, reunited with her beloved family and friends, free from her wheelchair, and walking on streets of gold has brought the family much comfort. Remaining to cherish her memory is her husband, Patrick; daughters Kristine (Robert), Megan (Derek), Shaina, and Abigail; sisters Johanna Thompson (Mike) and Barbara Doornbos, as well as many extended family members, friends, and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father Willem and Jacoba (Hoexum) Doornbos and her daughter Keriann McLain.

Additional Information

Donations in Wilma’s memory may be directed to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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  1. This is Maarten Hoexum from the Netherlands and Wilma is my niece. Her mother Jacoba Hoexum was the sister of my father Pieter Hoexum.
    Despite the fact,that we lived far away from. eschother we still met regularly They came over to Holland quite a few times and I spend many holidays with them in America.
    There were highlights,there were tragedies,but there was also always love.
    Wilma was very charismatic,intelligent and we all loved her so much.
    I,ll sign off with a few Dutch sentences,

    Ik zal me Wilma blijvend herinneren als een goed mens en als iemand waar iedereen van hield.
    God,s zegen en tegen Wilma zeg ik,
    Doe laiverd

  2. My memories of Wilma are of her sweet and kind soul. She always had a way to encourage that spoke such wisdom. I got to know Wilma at T.R.C.F. in the children’s ministry. Wow, that was a huge undertaking to lead us all. She had so many wonderful ideas to make it great. I remember her encouraging me in homeschooling when things got rough. The world is definitely a better place for her time she lived in it.

  3. Wilma was like a second mom to me and my other we hung out with the a lot what we where younger we all where best friends I can remember going to there house and staying the night and we would stay up all night long and we would wake up and there would be breakfast done and they had chicken And I can remember going to with miss Wilma and she showing me how to get the eggs she was such an amazing person and second mom love you very much RIP. Ps give Karen a hug for me and tell her I love her and miss her ❤️

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