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John Haveman

October 5, 1925 - May 27, 2017
Holland, MI



Tuesday, June 6, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Mulder Chapel
188 West 32nd Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
2:00 PM EDT
Maplewood Reformed Church
133 East 34th Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-8272


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.

Maplewood Mission Memorial Fund
133 East 34th Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-8272

Life Story / Obituary


John M. Haveman, age 91, of Holland died Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Lakeside Vista.

John was a member of Maplewood Reformed Church where he was an elder and Sunday school teacher. He was a veteran of the Army serving during World War II and retired from Steketee – Van Huis after 35 years of service. John volunteered at Holland Hospital and was involved in Meals on Wheels. John had a passion for reading books and a dry sense of humor which he used when picking on his children.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Mary and children:

Jack and Mary Haveman of Holland, Barb and Ken Rininger of Holland, Dan and Pam Haveman of Fayetteville, GA, Ruth Mims of San Diego, CA, Alan and Kathy Haveman of Holland and Kathleen Haveman of Holland; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Lam and Chris Haveman of Holland, Kathie and Chet Baumann of Holland, Ed and Millie Haveman of Zeeland, Alvin and Glady Haveman of Jenison, Bernie and Sandy Haveman of North Blendon and Connie and Ken Vugteveen of North Blendon; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Maplewood Reformed Church, 133 East 34th Street in Holland. Reverend Aaron VanDerVeen will be officiating. Inurnment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Dykstra Funeral Home – Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street in Holland. Memorial contributions may be given to the Maplewood Mission Memorial Fund.