Allen D. Walters

  • Born: February 20, 1939
  • Died: August 25, 2019
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Allen D. Walters, age 80, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 25, 2019 after a long battle with congestive heart failure. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Esther (Van Haitsma) and his children Mike and Julie, Curt and Sue, and Rick and Raeanne, and grandchildren Rachel and Ben Newhouse, Daniel, Sarah, Marissa, Maleah, Kendra and Jaymes Gontjes, Nathan, Ryan, Karis. Also surviving are his siblings Donna and Harry Van Munster and Glenn Walters and in-laws Al and Jan Van Haitsma, Marilyn and Vern Boersen, John and Rose Van Haitsma and Sharon and Randy Bytwerk. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanne Groenevelt and infant grand-daughter Rebecca Walters. He served in the U.S. Army and worked at BASF as an environmental engineer for many years. Al was an active member of Bethel Church in Zeeland as an elder, deacon, cadet counselor, and Sunday School teacher. He was also involved in Community Bible Study and the Holland Amateur Radio Club.

A service to honor the faith and life of Allen D. Walters will be held at 7:00 pm, Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 515 East Main Ave., Zeeland MI 49464. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. Private interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bethel CRC.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Just learned of Allen passing, My deepest sympathy to you and the family.

Posted by Larry Vliem - Zeeland, MI   August 31, 2019

So sorry for your loss Esther, Remember me as a Holland Christian class mate. So sorry to loose classmates, my deepest sympathy. God Bless you

Posted by Eunice Huizenga/ Gemmen - Hudsonville, MI - Classmate   August 29, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Curt and Deb Newhouse - Lawton, MI   August 27, 2019

Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Al was the volunteer examiner and the kind person that administered my first ham radio exam in 1993. What an honor and pleasure to have known him all these years and to have been able to call him my friend.
73's and God bless
Mike Koetje N8XPQ

Posted by Mike Koetje - Zeeland, MI   August 27, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Esther and the family. May you feel God's loving arms upholding you, always.

Posted by John and Gesine Horsting - Zeeland, MI - Family Friend   August 26, 2019

I will always see him Volunteering in the halls of Holland Hospital! What a beautiful, Godly spirit.
Sue....I see him, your dad and mine all shaking hands in heaven!!!!!

Posted by jan machiela - hudsonville, MI - Family   August 26, 2019

Our prayers, thoughts and sympathy are for all of Allen,s family ,wife, Our cousin ,Esther and children and grand children, Brothers and sisters and all of Al,s friends and who knew him His church friends. May our God give all of you peace .to know that now Al is at peace with his Lord and doesnt have to go through this ole world,s problems anymore and suffer . God,s blessings for all of you

Posted by Dorothy & Tom Peterson - Holland, MI - Family   August 26, 2019


Al will always be dear to our hearts and sadly missed . He was such a wonderful example to many who knew him of Jesus love . Praying for Christ comforting arms to hold you close till we meet again all together with Jesus . Love Sandee

Posted by sandee konynenbelt - zeeland, MI - Friend   August 26, 2019

Dear Curt, Sue, Marissa, Maleah, Kendra, Jaymes, all family, friends: My sincerest condolences for your loss. Al was truly a blessing, a very Godly man that will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Our hearts mourn when we lose loved ones, but we can rejoice, knowing they are Home in the arms of the LORD. Peace be with you.

Posted by Karrie Noble - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend   August 26, 2019

We extend our Christian sympathy to you Esther, and to your children! May our gracious Lord comfort and strengthen you now and in the days ahead.
Ed and Virginia Hoezee, Grand Rapids, MI

Posted by Ed and Virginia Hoezee - Grand Rapids, MI - Classmate   August 26, 2019

Sorry Esther for your loss of Al, He was a great guys, Praying for you and your family for comfort and peace

Posted by Carol Brower - NORTH FORT MYERS, FL - Family   August 26, 2019

Mike,Julie, and Curt,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. It is hard to lose a parent. My dad had 2 heart attacks within a week in 2015. And passed away in April 2018.
Remember all the memories that you have of him. Cherish the time that you had with him.
Lean on God and His peace will be with you.

Posted by Nancy Klingenberg - Holland, MI - Friend   August 26, 2019

I have known Al for years as an amateur radio operator. Al was always one of the fun guys, and enjoyed being around others. His smile and words will be missed. Tom Bosscher K8TB

Posted by Tom Bosscher - Hudsonville, MI - Friend   August 25, 2019

Al will be missed at Wednesday coffee and at Holland Amateur Radio Club meetings.

Posted by Bob Broene - Holland, MI - Friend   August 25, 2019

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