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Obituary for Thomas Jay "Tom" Vannette

May 13, 1962 - June 26, 2021
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 59


Thomas J. Vannette, 59, of Zeeland, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at his home.

Tom was born May 13, 1962, in Holland, Michigan, to Paul and Joanne (Bareman) Vannette. Tom attended Holland Christian High Schools and graduated from Holland High School. Tom worked with his father during his teen years at Sligh and Baker Furniture. He was a promising paint workman at Sherwin Williams and Repco-Lite noticed his talent and sought Tom out. Tom took them up on their offer and worked for 34 years at Repco-Lite Paints, most recently as their sales director. Tom married Vicki Bope on September 15, 2006. Tom and Vicki enjoy outdoor hunting and firearms and are members of the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club.

He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Vicki, daughters: Spencer Bristol of Grand Rapids, Jessica Vannette of Zeeland; brother Stephen and Sandy Vannette, sister Diane Slenk, sister Nancy and Kevin Pepera, brother-in-law Patrick Bope, and many extended relatives.

A memorial celebration in honor of Tom Vannette will be held at 6:00 pm, Friday, July 9, 2021, at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club, 3252 50th Street, Hamilton MI 49419. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Wild Turkey Federation. Arrangements are by the Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th Street, Holland MI 49423.

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315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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