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Vernon Leeuw

Obituary for Vernon Leeuw

May 4, 1930 - August 27, 2021
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 91


Vernon Leeuw, age 91, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021.

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Vernon was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed going up north to spend time at his cabin. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953 in Alaska. He was co-owner of Quality Sheet Metal and a member of Community Reformed Church. He was a faithful husband, a good provider for his family, was dearly loved and will be incredibly missed.

He was preceded in death by brother, Howard Leeuw; brother, Emerson Leeuw; sister, Dorothy and John Mokma; brother, Ivan Leeuw; sister-in-law, Mary Leeuw; sister, Mary Ann and Dennis Wyngarden; brother-in-law, Burdette VanderKolk; and brother-in-law, Paul DeGraaf.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Leeuw; son, Jeff and Jackie Leeuw; daughter, Sherri Dickman; grandchildren, Jodi and Justin Sterenberg, Jason Leeuw and fiancé Kari Niethammer, Jilynn and Matt Koomen, Jennifer and Kevin Osbeck, Ross Dickman; great-grandchildren, Makenna Koomen and Kasen Osbeck; sister, Norma VanderKolk; brother, Marvin Leeuw; sister-in-law, Shirley DeGraaf; sister-in-law, Carol and Paul Johnson; and brother-in-law, Richard and Ann Nagelkerk.

Visitation with the family will be 4:00-6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at Community Reformed Church, 10376 Felch St. Zeeland, MI 49464

Funeral services with military honors are at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Community Reformed Church with Rev. Kurt Henry officiating. There will be a time of visitation with the family at the church that same day starting at 10:00 am.

Burial to take place in Zeeland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given in Vernon's honor to the American Heart Association.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • American Heart Association
    3816 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674

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Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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