John Waanders Obituary (1929 – 2021) – Grand Haven, MI – Grand Haven Tribune –

John Fredrick Waanders, of Grand Haven, Michigan, passed away at the age of 92 in the convenience of his residence ignoring Lake Michigan on the early morning of Sunday, September 5, 2021. John lived a healthy, active and independent life up until he endured a head injury in a loss at his home on August 18, 2021.

John was born in Hospers, Iowa, on June 7, 1929, to Doores Waanders (1897-1995) and also Grada (Heynen) Waanders (1904-1989). He appreciated his childhood in a dense Dutch Calvinist farming community as the eldest of 7 youngsters bordered by uncles, aunties and also cousins. He went to Western Christian Secondary school, where he played basketball and was the school bus driver while still a pupil himself. He got a job at the Ford garage as a teen, beginning a life-long love of fixing cars and trucks. John offered his country in the UNITED STATE Military throughout the Oriental Battle, taking care of the motor pool, prior to attending Calvin College where he satisfied and also wed Judith Nell (Hofstra) Waanders (1937-2019) on January 24, 1959, in South Holland, Illinois.John as well as Judy cleared up in Grand Sanctuary, Michigan, where she became a school instructor, as well as he began an occupation in producing at Michigan Plastics Products as a night shift foreman. He soon finished his MBA at Michigan State University to advance his job. In the late 1970s, he relocated his family members to Indiana to open Dekalb Molded Plastics in Butler, Indiana, for J.S.J., where he served as president via the mid-1990s. He later functioned as interim head of state at a number of various other J.S.J. business prior to ending his occupation as head of state of the Grand Sanctuary Brass Factory. He took pride in his modest beginning, his understanding of the work done on the , as well as being part of something successful and growing.Supporting his partner’s dream of owning a book shop, in 1984 they opened up Waanders’Book mark, an independent book shop in Auburn, Indiana. In 1991, they purchased The Bookman in Grand Haven, Michigan, and ran it as a family members company for almost 25 years, till they passed it to new possession in 2015. In his later years, John discovered happiness in straightforward things; investigating his family tree, reading old Zane Gray westerns, paying attention to Willie’s Roadway Residence radio and also eating Fricano’s pizza. He recognized the alcoholic drink hour his entire life, proceeding them on Zoom calls with his children two times a week through the pandemic. John’s life finished like it began, bordered by a large as well as loving relations. He was a member of Second Christian Reformed Church as well as constantly asked that his family join him in stating the Lord’s Petition. He liked his residence on the coast of Lake Michigan where his kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews as well as pals went to. He loved giving a place to collect as well as seeing those he enjoyed grow; locate gratifying careers, love and also tranquility in their lives.John’s wife, Judy, preceded him in death, handing down April 17, 2019, after 60 years of marriage.

He missed her a lot these last two and also a half years.He is survived by his children: John” Jody”(Andreae)Waanders of Harbor Springs, Michigan, James(Jenifer )Waanders of

Indianapolis, Indiana, Nicholas (Patricia )Waanders of Springdale, Arkansas, Deborah(Keith) Haithcox of Osceola, Indiana, Amy (Kenneth) Jeninga of Brookfield, Wisconsin, as well as Peter(Jennifer)Waanders of Aspen, Colorado; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was come before in death by siblings, Henry(Herk )Waanders and also JoAnne Brasser; as well as in-laws: Carl Sinke, Lewis Brasser, Jane Zwiers as well as Tom Abraham. He is made it through by brother or sisters and also in-laws: Cora Mae Sinke, Marilyn Waanders, Doris(Jean) and Tony Diekema, William as well as Rub Waanders, Judy and Bob Wiers, and Cynthia Abraham. There are many others that are likewise taken into consideration part of our huge as well as liked extended family members. For John and also Judy, family consisted of anybody they took right into their heart and also house. All were welcome.The Funeral service Service for John will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 2nd Christian Reformed

Church with Priest Laura de Jong officiating. Visitations will be held Friday, September 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Klaassen Family members Funeral Home; as well as on Saturday, September 11, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church. Interment will certainly go to Lake Woodland Cemetery. Condolence messages to the household can be sent to [email protected]. Instead of blossoms, the family members asks that you join them in supporting the Waanders Family Fund to satisfy requirements in the neighborhood area. Contributions can be made in John Waanders’ honor, c/o Grand Sanctuary Location Neighborhood Structure, 1 South Harbor Drive, Ste. 2, Grand Sanctuary, MI 49417(616-842-6378), Please see to sign John’s on the internet guestbook. Published in Grand Haven Tribune from Sep. 6 to Sep. 8, 2021.

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