Victoria Elizabeth Bierlein, “Vickie” aged 62 of Grand Rapids, Michigan passed away peacefully in her home after a courageous 1 year battle with cancer, on the fourth anniversary of the passing of her mother, Sally Hitsman.
She leaves behind her loving and doting husband of 15 years, Robert; her children, Alex Kolenda (Lee) and Eric Karsten (Jennifer); grandchildren, Gage, Kennedy and Emma; siblings, Andrea Rosin-Homrich, Traci Knapp (Chris) and David Rosin (Sally) as well as her father, Walt Rosin and his wife Sue; and step father, Robert Hitsman; step siblings Lori Nelson, Tracy Krepel and Caryn Nawrot; many sibling in-laws, extended family, friends and her best friend for life, Chrissy.
Vickie was born to Walt and Sally in 1958 in Bay City, Michigan where she spent some of her childhood before moving to Grand Rapids. Growing up and as an adult, Vickie was known as the life of the party. She had a way of lighting up a room with her smile and her “Tell it like it is” wit. Later in life she could be found relaxing in her park like backyard with a glass of whiskey, in the kitchen whipping up a new creation, or getting lucky at the casino! What she loved the most was being surrounded by her friends and family, and taking care of her best friend, her companion, the love of her life, her husband.
She was known to many as “Mama Vic” for her ability to give the best advice and take in anyone who needed a “mama”. She was especially good at befriending complete strangers who would in turn be invited to Thanksgiving dinner!
Vickie had many fans, including multiple customers who would wait just for her at Independent Bank where she enjoyed working for over 10 years. She loved chatting and getting to know other’s lives.
Vickie will be sadly missed by all of those she ever came in contact with, but her legacy will live on.
Friends and family are welcomed to meet for an “Open House” style Celebration of Life. Details to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation in Vickie's name to Spectrum Health Hospice. See link below for your convenience.
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Spectrum Health Hospice
100 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503