George Magee

  • Born: November 9, 1936
  • Died: October 30, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

George Magee, age 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, October 30, 2020.

He was known to others as friend, counselor, handy man, and a fisherman. His family experienced him as gentle and loving. His joy was being a reliable servant and lover of God. He lived his life for God and others and was respected by his colleagues and friends for his theological insights – which were treasured. As a Christian missionary in Japan for 42 years, he learned to live as a world citizen and was respected by people of many convictions. The generation of his children remember him as the "uncle" who built kayaks so they could paddle down rivers and camp together.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joyce Magee; daughter, Martha Magee and Jan Kees; son, Michael and Mie Magee; son, Mark and Yukari Magee; son, Koichi and Robyne Magee; grandchildren, Luc, Emil, Hanna, Kai, Christopher, and Noel.

Memorial contributions in George's honor may be given to the Third Reformed Church Mission Fund, 111 West 13th St. Holland, MI 49423.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date. Third Reformed Church will announce more details as they become available.

Condolences may be left for the family online at or sent directly to the funeral home at 315 E. 16th St. Holland, MI 49423.

Condolence & Memory Journal

His career in Hokkaido, Japan, will be never forgotten. Rest in peace.
Shinobu Sakae

Posted by shinobu sakae - 55 - Friend   November 14, 2020

Joyce and I are praying for you Joyce in this time of loss. You and George had a great partnership in ministry, family, and love. You are an inspiration to us at Third Reformed Church. I will miss George, especially at the Wednesday Bible study with the men.

Posted by KENT FRY - Holland, MI - Friend   November 10, 2020

We would like to express our sympathies to Joyce and all the family and friends. We remember our times together in Japan!
Our adopted handicap daughter is 40 years old today, Nov.9th. S
he shared George's birthday!
Betty & Carroll de Forest

Posted by Betty & Carroll de forest - Friend   November 09, 2020

Dear Joyce and family, I was so sad to hear that George passed away. I have so many good memories of our years together in the mission house in Yokohama and then from time to time while you were in Hokkaido and then again from time to time when you visited Japan after your retirement. Thank you for your friendship and encouragement. May God richly comfort and bless you all. Love, Beth Sakurai

Posted by Beth Sakurai - Yokohama, Japan, MN - Friend   November 05, 2020

Dear Joyce, Ko, Robyne, and family,
So sorry to hear about George. Prayers of peace and comfort to you all.

Posted by Tim and Margie VanDort - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 04, 2020

Dear Joyce and family,
We are so saddened to hear about George. He was one of those people who made the world a better place! You are so very special to us and our family and we pray for that peace that passes all understanding. May you be surrounded by love, friends, and beautiful memories. With love, Dawne and Mike Garvey

Posted by Dawne and Mike Garvey Garvey - Holland, MI   November 04, 2020

Joyce and your family,
What a blessing to have had your friendship in my life and I am sorry to hear of the loss of George. What a wonderful man in so many regards and on so many levels.
As you move forward, take the comfort and love of our Savior and be blessed.

Posted by Scott Doring - Friend   November 04, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Joyce and all of George's family and friends.

Posted by The staff and board of The Holland Museum - MI   November 04, 2020

Dear Joyce and family,
How great your loss! Blessings on you as you think of heaven and home.
May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace.

Posted by Lavina Hoogeveen - Grandville,, MI - Friend   November 03, 2020

In the days ahead may your hearts be filled with comfort and peace. With heartfelt sympathy, your friends at Mike's Mobil. Adam, Dawn, Ella, and Ethan

Posted by Mike's Mobil    November 03, 2020

A great Man. Memories of Pastor George will be cherished forever.

Posted by Bobbie Hixson - Bristol, FL - Acquaintance   November 02, 2020

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