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A. Donald Postma

Obituary for A. Donald Postma

July 12, 1929 - November 29, 2020
Holland, Michigan | Age 91


A. Donald Postma, age 91, passed away November 29, 2020. He was born on July 12, 1929 in Holland, Michigan to Andrew and Ruth Postma, graduated from Holland High School and went on to get both his Bachelors and Master's Degrees from the University of Michigan. While at University of Michigan he was captain of the university rifle team. During that period, he earned more than 80 medals and awards for his marksmanship skills and set two national records for position shooting.

Don worked for more than 25 years as an executive in public relations for General Motors Corporation in the metro Detroit area and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. In retirement, he lived with his wife of 66 years, Jean, in Holland, Michigan.

Don also enjoyed fishing and his annual camping trip with friends (SPTWFS, Skinny Pike & Teeny Walleye Fishing Society) to fish for Pike and Walleye on the Ivanhoe River near Chapleau, Ontario Canada.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Postma of Lakewood, OH; son, David Postma (Angela Postma) of Grand Haven, MI; daughter, Susanna Postma (Rob Kennedy) of Clarkston, MI; sister-in-law, Bonnie Smail of Georgia; nieces, Kim Smail (Matthew McClurg) and Karen Smail (Ed Dennis).

Memorial Contributions may be given in Don's honor to the National Rifle Association at or the American Stroke Association at

No memorial events are currently scheduled.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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