March 27, 2020
Valerie Joy Poppema, 38, of Ekalaka, Montana went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 21 after a courageous fight with cancer.
Valerie was born in Zeeland, Michigan on November 15, 1981, the daughter of Bruce and Patricia Payne. Valerie grew up in Holland, MI, graduating high school in 1999. She continued her education at Grace Bible College in Wyoming, MI, where she earned her Human Services Bachelor's Degree and a minor in Biblical Studies. Along with excelling in the classroom, Valerie was a standout basketball player, especially in college. Valerie married Brian Poppema in April 2006...