Alva Vander Hoop, age 86 of Hamilton passed away Monday, January 11, 2016.
He is survived by his sister Arla and Melvin Zoerhof of Hamilton; his nieces and nephews: Shawn and Larry Schreur of Hamilton, Blain and Jennifer Zoerhof of Holland, Amy Vanderwerf of Hamilton, Merle and Kristi Zoerhof of Hamilton; great nieces and nephews: Aaron, Patrick, Jacob, Sydnee, Kayleigh, Colin, Logan and Mya.
Al was preceded in death by a nephew Jarl in 1967, his dad Bert, in 1995 and his mom Stella, in 1998. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Al was a member of Oakland Christian Reformed Church; and worked for many years at the Vriesland Farmer's CO-OP. Al also enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing baseball.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State Street, Zeeland. The funeral service with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakland Christian Reformed Church, 4452 38th Street, Hamilton, MI 49419. Interment will be in Bentheim Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project. www.yntemafh.com