Pamela Sue Konkle

Pamela Sue Konkle, age 72, of Six Lakes passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Spectrum Health – Blodgett Campus in Grand Rapids.  Pamela was born on November 20, 1941 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Paul and Beatrice (Thresher) Duyser.  She was raised in the Grand Rapids area and graduated from South High School with the class of 1960.  She furthered her education at Grand Rapids Junior College and Central Michigan University earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 1965.


Pamela met her husband, Daniel in high school and they were married on June 13, 1964 at the Burton Heights Methodist Church in Grand Rapids.  Pamela was employed as an elementary teacher in Midland, Shepherd, Ludington and Philadelphia for over 25 years, retiring in 1995, but continuing to work as a substitute teacher until 2004.


Pamela cherished and adored spending time with her grandchildren.  She also was an avid golfer, and enjoyed sports, quilting, gardening, and bird watching.  She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Edmore where she enjoyed interacting with the Faith Crafters.


Pamela is survived by her husband, Daniel; her sons:  Matthew (Tracy) Konkle of Delaware and Fred (Colleen) Konkle of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren:  Ashley, Andrew and Daniel and two sisters:  Sue (Dick) Butler of Colorado Springs and Dee (Clyde) Chapman of Saginaw. 


Pamela was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Beatrice.


Per the family’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a future date.


Those wishing to make a memorial contribution in Pamela’s honor, may make their donations payable to: Spectrum Health Hospice.


Condolences may be expressed to the family utilizing the guestbook below.





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  • Dan Hopkins (Monday, February 10 14 10:32 am EST)

    Dan so sorry to hear of th passing of Pam she will be greatly missed.

  • David Mouw (Monday, February 10 14 11:11 am EST)

    I graduated with Pam from South High in Grand Rapids Michigan in 1960. I'll always remember her good sense of humor and ready smile. I respected her intellect, and discipline as a student. I knew
    these characteristics were likely to make her a great wife, mother, and teacher; so I know she'll be missed. Please accept my sincere sympathies.

  • Paul and Vonnie Sydloski (Monday, February 10 14 11:19 am EST)

    Dan and family,

    I was shocked to see the Sunday Obits and reading you name brought back many memories. Even though it is over fifty years, it seems like yesterday.

    Please accept our deepest sympathy. Losing a spouse, especially after fifty years of marriage, is terrible. We were also married in 1964 and I don't know if I could handle losing my wife. I have
    thought of you many times, over the years, and felt I needed to make contact.

    You and your family are in our prayers. I hope we can see each other again.

  • Kate Dykema (Monday, February 10 14 12:12 pm EST)

    Dear Dan, Matthew, Fred, and each of your families,
    Please know I am thinking of you during these difficult days. It was an honor to care for Pam and to witness your love for her.
    Sincerely, Kate ( adult critical care nurse at Blodgett)

  • Dorathe Cadman Tylzynski (Monday, February 10 14 02:36 pm EST)

    I graduated with Pam in 1960. While I have not been
    in contact with Pam for several years,I remember her as a very positive, fun person.
    Our prayers and sympathy goes out to Dan and the family

  • Shine Folgner (Monday, February 10 14 04:56 pm EST)

    Dear Dan and family,
    My heart breaks for you and your family. I will be thinking of you every day and hoping that time can help your heart mend.
    Love ya Dannny.

  • Harry Basore (Monday, February 10 14 05:10 pm EST)

    Dear Dan and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Pam she was a great person and a good friend. She will be missed.

  • Jackie Newton Eberhardt (Monday, February 10 14 08:26 pm EST)

    Dear Dan, I was saddened to hear about Pam's passing. My memories of her are all good ones. She was a special person who treated everyone with kindness. I know she will be greatly missed. You are in
    my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sandy (Moore) Austin (Wednesday, February 12 14 01:48 pm EST)

    Dear Danny, Our hearts go out to you and your family. Pam was always so pleasant and always had a smile on her face. She will be sadly missed at our reunions.

  • Daniel Schwartz (Monday, February 17 14 07:59 pm EST)

    I was so saddened to hear of Pam's passing. May her memory be a blessing to my dear friend and old colleague Dan. Having known them both for more than 40 years I reflect on find memories of Pam as a
    dedicated wife, friend and mother. May her grandchildren walk in the path of simple faith and dedication to family and G-D that Pam paved.

  • Kendra Brown (Friday, March 28 14 12:08 pm EDT)


    Just heard of Pam's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a great blessing to everyone that met her. Many fond memories of traveling with the two of you to conferences. God Bless my

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