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Howard Gruppen

Obituary for Howard Gruppen

April 1, 1931 - June 5, 2017
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 86


Howard Gruppen, age 86, of Zeeland, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Gertrude; his children: Larry and Louise Gruppen of Ann Arbor, Sandy and John KleinHorsman of Grand Haven, Marcia and Jim Williams of Hamilton and Tom and Shel Gruppen of Hudsonville; 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren: Tim and Maria Gruppen, Matthew Gruppen, Alisa KleinHorsman, Brent and Becca KleinHorsman (Rylee and McKenzie); Jodi Williams, Janell Williams, Travis Williams, Marissa Williams, Jill Gruppen, Joe and Kristen Gruppen, Lynette Gruppen and Nick Gruppen; his brother and sister Glen Gruppen and Marilyn Dyke; in-laws: Gert Gruppen, Angie Gruppen, Shirley Rietman, Alvin and Geneva Huizenga, Glenn Huizenga and Joan and John Stremler.

Howard was preceded in death by his brothers Harv and John Gruppen and his brothers-in-law Harold Dyke and Jerry Huizenga.

Howard proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a self-employed contractor and a longtime member of North Street Christian Reformed Church.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 South State Street, Zeeland. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at North Street Christian Reformed Church, 20 East Main Street, Zeeland. Interment will be in Borculo Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Son Life Camp and Retreat Center.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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