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Obituary for Thomas 'Tom' Sluiter

October 25, 2021
Zeeland, Michigan


Thomas "Tom" Sluiter was called home on October 25, 2021.

He was born to Joyce and Stanley Sluiter on May 12, 1962 and has been giving them a run for their money ever since. After graduating high school, he decided a few more years of worry were needed and made his parents proud by joining the U.S. Marine Corps serving 1981-1987. Well, that wasn't quite enough either, so he decided a love for motorcycles ought to do it. Tom loved the freedom and peace of his rides, a love he passed down to his children. For 17 years, Tom was an active member of the Forgotten Eagles; another passion he shared with his kids. He served in various roles, including State president, and his current role of State Sergeant-at-Arms. Tom had a heart of gold although you wouldn't ever catch him saying it. His parents instilled in him a quiet (sometimes loud) humility that sought to serve. Tom was the sort of person who would do anything to help another whether it be a neighbor, friend, or a complete stranger and expect nothing in return. If you asked, he'd be there. Quite frankly you didn't need to ask, sometimes he'd just show up beer in hand with an extra for you.

He is preceded in death by his father, Stanley Sluiter; brother, Steve Sluiter; and brother-in-law, Dennis Bull.

He leaves behind an army of people who love him dearly not nearly all of whom are listed here. Specifically, his mother, Joyce Sluiter; children, Dustin (Cassandra) Sluiter, Rob Sluiter, Jamie Sluiter, Felicia (Jamison Rike) Sluiter, and Maelynn Anderson; grandchildren, who were his pride and joy; Giovanni, Noah, Abraham, Odis, Alyana, Colt, Brayden, Kamrie, Bryce, Nolann, and Tate; siblings, Kathy Bull, Lynda (Wayne) Brummitt, Scott (Sue) Sluiter, Lynne Sluiter, Doug (Linda) Sluiter, Lisa (Rick) VandeWaa, and Dianne (Doug) Fikse; and girlfriend, Amy Boersen, who is a welcome and loved addition to this family.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday October 29, 2021, at Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch St, Zeeland, MI with Military Honors to follow.

A time of visitation will be available immediately following the service.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Forgotten Eagles

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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