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Lambert Haveman

Obituary for Lambert Haveman

February 10, 1927 - June 12, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 90


Lambert D Haveman passed away on June 12, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Clarissa (Chris) Haveman; children David & Maud Haveman of Phoenix, Luanne tenHarmsel of Holland, and Kurt & Kathi Haveman of Hudsonville; grandchildren Essie & Hsin-Fu Wu, John & Tiffany Fenster, Maureen & Michael Pixley, David & Liz Haveman, Jill & Chad Zuber, Andrew tenHarmsel, Jessica tenHarmsel, Susan & Lance Kornoelje, Ben & Kelsey Haveman, and Elizabeth & Rick Karel; and many great-grandchildren.

His brothers and sisters are Mary Haveman, Kathie & Chet Baumann, Ed & Millie Haveman, Thelma Haveman, Alvin & Glady Haveman, Bern & Sandy Haveman, and Connie & Ken Vugteveen; and brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Shirley Coeling and Cal & Vonnie Langejans.
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law Lee tenHarmsel, brothers Earl Haveman and John Haveman, sister-in-law Marion Langejans sister-in-law and brother-in-law Rich & Dory VanNoord, and brother-in-law Jim Coeling.

Lam was born on February 10, 1927 to Martin & Effie Haveman in Holland, Michigan. He served the US Navy on the USS Stafford (DE-411) in the Pacific as a fireman 1945 - 1946 and worked as a pressroom foreman at Steketee-VanHuis for 45 years. He was an avid outdoorsman – his favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing in northern Michigan, Wyoming, and Canada. His house was full of prized deer heads, stuffed pheasants, fish, an owl, even a bear. He and Clarissa and their family enjoyed many years of fishing and family time at their summer cottage in Newaygo, Michigan on the Muskegon River.

He was a volunteer at Evergreen Commons, and later in life appreciated his community of friends at Royal Park Place. He always liked a good story about any kind of wildlife, and spent much time listening to books about the West and nature from Muskegon Library for the Blind. Lam was a lifelong member of Maplewood Reformed Church.

Lambert's family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Zeeland, for the care he received the last few weeks.

Visitation is Wednesday, June 14 from 6:00–8:00pm at Langeland-Sterenberg, 315 East 16th Street in Holland. The funeral service is Thursday, June 15 at 11:00am at Maplewood Reformed Church, 133 East 34th Street in Holland.
Memorial gifts may be given in Lambert's honor, to Music Mosaic (

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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