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John Masselink

Obituary for John Masselink

October 16, 1924 - August 31, 2018
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 93


Beloved father and grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, John Masselink, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018.

John was born October 16, 1924, in Beaverdam, to Albert and Wilcy Masselink. He married Florence Poppema in 1947 and they were inseparable for 66 years. Enjoying camping trips, vacations with family to the lake, and John especially enjoyed fishing and gardening.

John and Florence were members of First Christian Reformed Church in Zeeland. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, and worked for many years at Hemco Gauge, retiring in 1989.

John was preceded in death by his wife Florence, sons Wes and Doug, great-grandson Julian Whitmer, brothers and sisters-in-law Henry and Dorothy Masselink, Bill and Nellie Masselink, and in-laws Harriet and Ernest Diekema, and Lee Brookhouse.

John was much loved and will be dearly missed by his daughters: Sandy and Steve Vannette, Jane and Gary Meyer, daughter-in-law Robin (Wes) Masselink, 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Geneva Brookhouse, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services to honor John's faith and life will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. Visiting and fellowship with John's family will follow the service. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Zeeland Christian School, Holland Christian Schools, or World Renew.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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