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Lawrence "Larry" Rees

Obituary for Lawrence "Larry" Rees

September 28, 1932 - June 27, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 84

Obituary

Lawrence ("Larry") Rees, age 84, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at The Inn at Freedom Village due to complications following bladder surgery.

Born September 28, 1932 in Bath, NY, Larry served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War and later served his state as a member of the Michigan State Police for 25 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Detective. Larry continued his community service as the Sergeant-at-Arms, protecting the Michigan State Senate for 10 years. Larry enjoyed golfing, woodworking, hunting, spending time with his family and serving those in need at his church. Larry had saving faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and is presently in heaven rejoicing with the saints.

Larry is predeceased by his parents, Roy and Georgia Rees.

Larry is survived by: Angelie, his loving wife of over 61 years; children, Steven (Darlene) Rees of Joshua, TX, Kristine Sweeney of Grand Rapids, MI, and Brian (Keri) Rees of Holland, MI; siblings, Nancy (Jack) Schmier of Flint, MI and Alan (Jan) Rees of Canton, GA. Larry has nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Parkside Bible Church, 14461 James St., Holland, Michigan on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkside Bible Church Missions Fund or Cure Pancreatic Cancer - Lustgarten Foundation.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Parkside Bible Church Missions Fund
    14461 James St.
    Holland, MI 49424

Arrangements By

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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