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Obituary for Gene Gort

August 30, 1933 - December 12, 2021
Holland, Michigan | Age 88


Gene Gort, age 88 of Holland, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021, with his family beside him.

Gene was born in 1933 in Zeeland to Robert and Ann Gort. Following graduation from Holland Christian in 1951, Gene served in the US Navy. He worked as a boat builder for many years. Gene was an avid golfer and wood worker and loved horses.

As a member of Harderwyk Ministries for nearly 70 years, he was instrumental in starting the Cadet program there and served as an elder and deacon many times. He also served on the Park Township board of trustees.

Gene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He had a dry sense of humor that was known to all and appreciated by some. He will be deeply missed by those who survive, including: his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Gort; sons: Kim (Jayne) Gort, Rob Gort, Glenn Gort; sister, Mardell Gort; grandchildren: Stacey Farris, Sarah (Mark) Kortman, Abbie (Nate) Petroelje, Scott (Lilly) Gort, Ashley (Brett Lohr) Gort; 15 great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11:30am on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Harderwyk Ministries, 1627 W. Lakewood Blvd. Holland, MI 49424. There will be visitation prior to the service on Wednesday from 10:00-11:15am. Memorial contributions may be given to Harderwyk Ministries or Hospice of Holland. The family is being served by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home.

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315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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