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Donald R. Dokter

Obituary for Donald R. Dokter

February 15, 1932 - August 30, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 85


Donald Ray Dokter, 85, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Vista Springs Holland Meadows.

He leaves his wife of 62 years, Cornelia Helene Dokter, his daughter Sheri Fris, his son Michael Dokter and wife Christina, his daughter Kris Ward and husband Jim, his son Kelly Dokter and wife Nancy. Grandchildren: Dan (Tamra) Fris, Jenell (Scott) Buday, David (Heidi) Dokter, Daniel Dokter, Jonathan Dokter, Jessica (Nick Hettiger) Elder, Joshua Ward, Rachel (Todd) Masker, Sara Dokter, Annie Dokter and 12 great grandchildren; sister, Betty Muyskens..

Born and raised in Holland Michigan, the son of Bernard and Florence Dokter, he was a lifelong resident of Holland, Michigan. Donald attended Holland High School. He met his wife, Cornelia Geenen, ice skating and were married in 1954. In 1952 he was inducted into the US Army, 1st Field Artillery Battalion of the Korean War. After the war, he worked for various lumber, construction and architectural firms. As a faithful Christian, he served as Deacon and Cadet Leader at Prospect Park CRC and member of Graafschap CRC. He also served for many years going on short-term mission trips and disaster relief with World Renew (formerly CRWRC).

Funeral service with Military Honors will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, 5973 Church Street, Holland with Pastor Dennis Perkins officiating. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation will be at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home on Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017 from 6 – 8 PM. Memorial contributions may be given to World Renew.

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315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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