Ralph Ten Have

  • Born: November 7, 1930
  • Died: June 7, 2019
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464

Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ralph Ten Have, age 88, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Freedom Village in Holland.

Ralph graduated from Calvin College and University of Michigan Medical School. He at first worked on Indian Reservations, then worked eight years in South East Asia, Korea, Malaysia, and Nepal. At different times he worked in Adoption, Orphanages, Medical Missionary Clinics, family planning, and infertility. In West Michigan, he worked on research at Heritage Clinic and Planned Parenthood of Kalamazoo.

His greatest joy was the warm companionship of his children. But he also enjoyed family pets, gardening, sailing, fishing, and skiing with his friends.

He was preceded in death by son; Thomas Ten Have, brother and sister-in-law; Arthur and Jean Ophoff; brother, William R. Ten Have; brother-in-law, Robert Hoekstra; sister and brother-in-law, Muriel and John Berghuis.

He is survived by his son; Andrew and Azusa Ten Have; daughter, Joyce Ten Have; daughter-in-law, Beth Ten Have; grandchildren, Anna Ten Have, Marina Ten Have; sister-in-law, Ruth Hoekstra; sister-in-law, Shirley Ten Have; and many nieces and nephews.

At his request, there will be no funeral, flowers, visitation, nor memorial service.

He will be buried in Zeeland Cemetery.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember Dr. TenHave as a very kind and caring physician who supported women in very difficult circumstances. Sincere condolences to the family. I did an internship at Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo and have been an MSW for 37 years in West Michigan so have been aware of Dr. TenHave's contributions.

Posted by Jackie Wondolowski - Grand Rapids, MI - Coworker   June 17, 2019

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