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Obituary for Gordon Klunder

November 16, 1934 - May 27, 2019
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 84


Gordon Klunder age 84, of Zeeland, died Monday, May 27, 2019 at his daughter's home.

He was a member of First Christian Reformed Church. Gord began his career as a carpenter. Eventually, he moved to Zeeland where he drove bus for Zeeland Public Schools and served the City of Zeeland for 33 years as a police officer and eventually as Chief of Police for two years. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and family time at his cottage on Big Star Lake for over 40 years. More recently he enjoyed many meals and good conversations at Jackie's Place in Holland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Garrietta and a great grandson, Isaac Hoeksema.

He is survived by his children: Marcia and Jerry Hoeksema, Bob and Deb Klunder, Randy and Diane Klunder, Sheryl and Dave York; grandchildren: Kristine and Chad Pilbeam, Amy and Jon Genzink, Jeremy and Lisa Hoeksema, Jon and Nicole Klunder, Mike and Carissa Klunder, Katie and Hoyt Lampen, Tami and Mike Machiela, Tara and Jeff Jipping, Tim Klunder and Sarah Zwyghuizen, Jammie and Steve Bobeldyk, Chanda and Paul Leech, Joshua York, Sara York and Anna York; twenty six great grandchildren; sister, Marian and Rog VanderJagt; in-laws, Ron Van Dyke, Bea Klunder, Rog Beyer, Harv and Shirlene Arendsen, Marilyn and Rog Miedema, Carol and Dean Collins, Linda and Bill Garvelink, Sally and Ross Wabeke; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at First Christian Reformed Church, 15 S. Church St. Zeeland with Rev. Ronald Geschwendt officiating. Burial will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St. Zeeland. Memorial contributions may be given to Faith Hospice or the Christian School of one's choice.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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