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Glen "Fred" Smeltzer

Obituary for Glen "Fred" Smeltzer

July 19, 1939 - February 12, 2018
Holland, Michigan | Age 78

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Glen Frederick "Fred" Smeltzer, age 78, of Holland, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018.

Fred was born and raised in Frankfort MI, and was happily reminiscent of his time growing up there. He met his wife, Karen, in Grand Rapids where he worked proudly as a barber; they fell in love and devoted their lives to one another. After their marriage, the couple moved to Holland to raise their family. Fred worked in shipping and receiving at Northern Fiber, Haworth, and finally retired from Penske Logistic. He was actively involved in Boy Scouts for America alongside his sons as they grew up. Fred was passionate about hunting and fishing, and experienced many fond memories through them. He attended Central Wesleyan Church.

Fred is survived by his:

Wife of 56 years, Karen Smeltzer

Children
Scott Smeltzer of Fremont
Jeffrey (Cynthia) Smeltzer of Holland
Lisa (James) Koetje of Holland
Dawn (David) Fouts of Holland

Grandchildren
Sam, Alan, Anna, Daniel, Kevin, Ally, Curtis, Grace and Natalie

Brother
Thomas W. Smeltzer of Arcadia, MI

Sister-in-Law
Jean Galien of Holland

Many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 Saturday, February 17 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland. Pastor Mike McKay will officiate. Burial will be in North Holland Cemetery. Visitation is planned for 12:30-1:30 Saturday also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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