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David Van Tubbergen

November 20, 1940 - December 11, 2018
Holland, MI



At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829
Arlington, VA 22215
(800) 342-2383
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American Heart Association / American Stroke Association Memorial or Tribute Donation
3816 Paysphere Circle
Chicago, IL 60674
(800) 242-8721
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Brain Injury Research Institute
1609 Warwood Avenue
Wheeling, WV 26003
(866) 206-7077
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Life Story / Obituary


David Lee Van Tubbergen age 78 passed away on December 11, 2018 at Holland Hospital, surrounded by his family. David was born in Holland November 20, 1940. David was preceded in death by his daughter Debra Lee Yonkers, parents George and Ella Van Tubbergen, brothers: Harvey, Gerald, Jack and Gene, sisters Joanna, Gladys and Donna. David is survived by his wife of 56 years Mary Ellen, son Scott David (Kathy); granddaughter Alexis Lee Van Tubbergen; grandsons, Mitchell Paul Yonkers (Christina), Joshua Thomas Yonkers (Katie), Tyler James Van Tubbergen (Chelsea), Trevor Scott Van Tubbergen, Jacob Nicholas Van Tubbergen; great grandchildren: Colbie Yonkers, Ella Rose Yonkers, Gracie Leann Yonkers, Archer David Yonkers, Millie Danielle Yonkers and Fisher Thomas Yonkers; sisters Norma Rastall (Edward) and Althea Beyersdorf, brothers Alvin Van Tubbergen and George (Peggy) Van Tubbergen.

David was a graduate of Holland High School, worked for Bohn Aluminum (Bentler) for 40 years. David joined all six of his brothers in the military, serving in the army 1958-60.

What David enjoyed most of all was spending time with all six of his grandchildren at their sports events, playing golf, listening to music, reading and University of Michigan and Hope College basketball.

At David's request his body has been donated to the Gift of Life University of Michigan and a celebration of his life for family and friends will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel

In lieu of flowers memorials in his name may be made to the Brain Injury Research Institute, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association.