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Gordon L. Laninga

Obituary for Gordon L. Laninga

May 29, 1935 - October 8, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 82


Gordon Lee Laninga, formerly of Newaygo and Grand Rapids, passed away October 8, 2017 at Appledorn Living Center of
Holland. He was 82.

Born May 29, 1935 in Grand Rapids to Jerry and Dorothy (Heyboer) Laninga, he attended Lee High School in Wyoming and
began a career as a truck driver, which he fully enjoyed for 42 years. An avid University of Michigan fan, he also loved golf,
photography, and spending time with his grandchildren, watching them at their concerts, games, meets and matches. After
retirement, he could be found with his many friends over breakfast and coffee at The City Limits restaurant in Newaygo. He
will be missed.

He is survived by his daughters, Brenda (Laninga) Schloff and Kristi Laninga; seven grandsons: Nathan, Matthew, Timothy, and Daniel Schloff; and Jakob, Samuel and Benjamin Houchin, and one granddaughter, Sarah Schloff, all of Holland. He is also survived by one brother, Jerry (Sandy) Laninga of Louisville, KY and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters Wilma Huzel and Donna Visscher, and brothers Marvin
Laninga and Dale Laninga.

Services: Visitation will be held from 7-9 pm Sunday, October 15, 2017. A memorial service will occur Monday October 16,
2017 at 1pm. All services will be at Fellowship Reformed Church, 2165 W. Lakewood Blvd. Holland, MI 49424. A time of
food and fellowship will follow the service. Contributions may be made in his memory to Love INC of Newaygo.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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