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Caroline "Mac" Howe

September 8, 1933 - December 7, 2017
Spring Lake, MI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Legion Charles Conklin Michigan Post #28
PO Box 439
Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Hospice of North Ottawa
18525 Woodland Ridge Drive
Spring Lake, MI 49456
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Life Story / Obituary


Caroline "Mac" Howe passed away on December 7, 2017 surrounded by her family, friends, and cats. Mac graduated from Butterworth Nursing School in 1954 and worked as an RN for over 45 years. Known to many as the “Mini Medic”, she spent her life caring for others. She will be fondly remembered for her Spring Lake Homecoming Tailgate Parties, sense of humor, sewing costumes for Spring Lake musicals, as well as, Halloween costumes for her grandkids, and her ability to ad-lib any song on the ukulele. Her grand children remember her as classy and sassy and the queen of one liners. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Grand Haven DaVita, as well as, Hospice of North Ottawa for their love and support.


She is survived by her daughters, Lori (Jeff) and Mary; grandchildren, Kelly, Courtney, Mackenzie, and Alex; and great grandchildren, Callie, Carson, Connor, Jeffrey and James; and her dear friend, Jan Hoag. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Dave.


In true Mac fashion, she did not want to interrupt the holidays, so we will gather in the Spring to celebrate her life. MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to either the Grand Haven American Legion Auxiliary or Hospice of North Ottawa Community.