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Richard "Rich" Van Dam

Obituary for Richard "Rich" Van Dam

February 25, 1939 - August 14, 2019
Holland, Michigan | Age 80


Richard "Rich" Van Dam, age 80, of Holland, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Holland Hospital.

Rich owned Cardinal Machine Services and worked in the die cast industry his entire life. He enjoyed mowing with Simplicity tractors and working with animals, birds and aquariums. His favorite pastime was "cruising" Craig's List and finding deals for family and friends. He was a member of Community Reformed Church.

Rich was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey, in 2001 as well as brothers, Harv and Fred Van Dam.

Rich is survived by his:

Wife of 58 years, Marla Van Dam

Jillane (Brent) Deters of Zeeland

Eric Van Dam
Katie Van Dam
Nicholas (Megan) Deters
Elizabeth Deters
Emily Deters

Rog (Pat) Van Dam of Allegan
Karen (Ron) Sebright of Fife Lake
Dave (Marla) Van Dam of Zeeland

Joyce Van Dam of Holland
Carole Lugten of Holland
Judi (Jack) Veldheer of Holland
Rosie (Randy) Gutknecht of Hamilton

Several nieces, nephews and cousins

Friends that he loved as family and great neighbors both near and far.

A memorial service is planned for 11:00am Monday, August 19 at Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch St., Zeeland, with Rev. Greg Ten Brink officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Hamilton. A time of visitation is planned for 2:00-4:00pm Sunday, August 18 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Reformed Church and Harbor Humane Society. Condolences may be left online at

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Community Reformed Church
    10376 Felch Street
    Zeeland, MI 49464

Arrangements By

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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