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Obituary for John Vandermyde

October 20, 1932 - October 3, 2017
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 84


John Vandermyde, 84, was called to his eternal home on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

John was born October 20, 1932, in Riverdale, Illinois, to John and Ruth (Johnson) Vandermyde. John served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army. John was a longtime member of the American Legion and the D.A.V. Holland Post. He found the love of his life Joyce Marie Walters and they married on May 20, 1953. John worked at GE for 32 years, served on the Zeeland Township Fire Department, and worked hard on the family farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in-law Leonard and Beverly Vandermyde, brother-in-law Eugene Vruggink.

John is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce, their children: Scott and Sheryl Vandermyde of Zeeland, John and Shari Vandermyde of Zeeland, Max and Jan Vandermyde of Zeeland; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, his sister Jane Vruggink, and many extended family and friends.

A funeral service with military honors will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Hudsonville Reformed Church, 3950 Highland Drive, Hudsonville 49426. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 pm, Friday at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland 49464. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Zeeland Twp. Fire Department.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Zeeland Twp. Fire Department
    6582 Byron Rd.
    Zeeland, MI 49464

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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