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Eugene "Gene" Sal

Obituary for Eugene "Gene" Sal

August 24, 1950 - August 23, 2017
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 66


Eugene "Gene" Sal age 66, of Zeeland passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 due to complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

He was the son of Fred and Henrietta (Zeerip) Sal. He was preceded in death by his parents, Step-Father, Ray Zeerip and in-laws, Rev. Sebastian and Henrietta Cammenga.

Gene began his career at Fleetwood Furniture while a high school coop student and finished his career as purchasing manager at Fleetwood Group, retiring in 2015. He served in the Air National Guard and served in several capacities at North Street CRC.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Joey; children and grandchildren, Eric (Gabriella and Thomas) of Hamilton, Gregg of Holland, and Meredith of Zeeland; sister, Lorraine and Del Mokma of Holland; in-laws, Willie and Charles Leik, Bea and Arlyn Schaap, Harlyth and Harywn Berens, Bob and Diane Cammenga; step- brothers and sister, Cal and Wilma Zeerip, Glen and Marilyn Zeerip, Jason and Sandy Zeerip, Wayne Zeerip, Donna and Gary Bosch; many nieces and nephews.

Thank you to all the gals at Resthaven's Boersma Cottage that took such good care of Gene. They were caregivers who became beloved friends.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at North Street Christian Reformed Church, 20 E. Main Ave. Zeeland. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Monday, August 28, at North Street CRC. Memorial contributions may be given to Resthaven's Boersma Cottage or Hospice of Holland. The family is being served by Yntema Funeral Home.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Resthaven's Boersma Cottage
    280 West 40th Street
    Holland, MI 49423

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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