Kenneth Slager

  • Born: August 30, 1956
  • Died: September 5, 2021
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth J. Slager, age 65, of Holland, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Ken was a devoted husband, loving father of 3 boys, and a lifelong follower of the Lord. A deeply compassionate man, he lived his faith every day helping others in need with home or car repairs and could fix just about everything. He loved to spend time with friends and family - camping up north, working on or driving anything that had wheels and a motor, or pursuing his loved ones' hobbies along with them.

Ken worked in the heating and cooling business for 47 years, including as part owner of Action Heating and Cooling from 1991 through 2019. He was a former member of Park Christian Reformed Church for 25 years, serving as a Cadet leader, on building and grounds committee, and as a Shepherding Deacon. Ken was also a member of the Cushman Scooter Club.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Evelyn Slager, and brother-in-law, Alan Walters.

Ken is survived by his:

Wife of 41 years, Sandra Slager

David (Emily) Slager of Seattle, WA
Michael (Michelle) Slager of Holland
Benjamin Slager of Holland

Samuel Slager
Julia Slager
Abigail Slager all of Holland

Paul (Judy) Slager of Holland

Henry (Connie) Walters of Holland
Jerry (Woonja) Walters of Holland
Kathy (Scott) De Vries of Grandville
Maris (Robert) Callejas of Holland

One uncle and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services are planned for 11:00 Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Faith Christian Reformed Church, 85 W 26th St., Holland. Rev. Jack Dik will officiate. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 4:00-7:00pm Wednesday at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to Holland Christian Schools. Condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal


When we lose someone that we love
And the loss is too great to bear
Our friends are there to comfort us
To show they deeply care.

Yet in the very darkest hours
When no one is around
When saddened and so lonely
That's where God's love can be found.

Know that He is beside you
He has been there from the start
Just reach out and ask for help
He will heal your aching heart.

Please Accept Our Deepest ~Sympathy~
In God's Amazing Grace,Hope,Love and Mercy
Lynette and Dean Eekhoff

Posted by Lynette Eekhoff - HOLLAND, MI - Family Friend   December 20, 2021


I am so sorry for your loss.
I had the privilege to have known Ken as a friend since we were kids. We went our separate ways for awhile and then were reacquainted again after meeting up at our high school reunion. I remember riding cushmans with him in his back 40..what a riot. Last summer we went on quite a few motorcycle rides together and it was a pleasure to get to know him again. He loved you and his whole family dearly. He loved his Savior,he loved his country, and he loved his friends. I will miss him while the years on this earth pass by and I am looking forward to seeing him again in Heaven one day soon.

Posted by Ernie Schierbeek - HOLLAND, MI - Friend   September 10, 2021

i ave knowen ken at least about 56 yrs. we went to church and school,then a church. him and dad got m into fords. i was into chevys b4 fords. he would ave liked it better if i had stayed in fords instead of getting into jeeps. i know he will be greatly missed

Posted by Larry/Karen Holtgeerts - Holland, MI - Classmate   September 08, 2021

Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of the Loss of Ken.. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers to help comfort you and your family at such a difficult time ..

Posted by Cindy Kuyers - zeeland, MI - Family   September 08, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of your families loss.
Robert Hoesli

Posted by Robert Hoesli - HOLLAND, MI - Friend   September 08, 2021

Our sympathy to you and your family. I know Ken will be deeply missed. We will always remember the Alaska trip with you and Ken.

Posted by Kathy and Randy Abrahams - Fennville, MI - Coworker   September 08, 2021

Our sympathy to the entire Slager family. We are praying for you.

Posted by Joel and Jenna Riemersma - Holland, MI - Friend   September 06, 2021

Dear Sandra,
We want to express our condolences to you and your entire family. You all are in our hearts and prayers.
God Bless,

Posted by David and Elizabeth Lubbers/ Miele - Family   September 06, 2021

Ken was a wonderful business partner and his moral compass was always true north. A great example of selflessness was always displàyed.

Posted by Randy VanWyk - Holland, MI - Coworker   September 06, 2021

My love and prayers goes to you and your family I am so sorry to hear about what happened Ken was a very great man and I was thankful to have met him. I will always remember Alaska R.I.P

Posted by Thomas Lopez - Holland, MI - Friend   September 06, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Paul & Angela Becksvoort

Posted by Paul Becksvoort - Chattanooga, TN - Family   September 06, 2021

Dear Sandy and family,
We send our love to you and prayers for comfort and strength. Ken was a wonderful person and we grieve with you in your loss. We will not be able to attend the service because we need to go to Davison (near Flint) to take our daughter to her chemo treatment which we do every week. She has breast cancer. Tom and Mary Hoekstra

Posted by Mary Hoekstra - Hudsonvill, MI - Family   September 06, 2021

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