Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Charles De Feyter

February 4, 1934 - July 20, 2018
Holland, MI



Thursday, July 26, 2018
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Parkside Bible Church
14461 James Street
Holland, MI 49424


Thursday, July 26, 2018
7:00 PM EDT
Parkside Bible Church
14461 James Street
Holland, MI 49424


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.

Forgotten Man Ministries

Operations Grace World Missions

Life Story / Obituary


Charles (Chuck) DeFeyter, 84, of Holland passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Meijer Heart Center.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty; three brothers-in-law, Garret Delger, James Prins and Roger Brink; and granddaughter Jocelyn Niles.

Chuck leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Jan; his three daughters, Elisabeth (Ben) Tinholt, Char (Randy) Zwiers and Cindy Fishnick; his stepchildren, Kim (Clark) Laarman, David Niles, and Lisa (Tom) Maratea; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sisters, Arlene Prins, Alma (Merle) Boerman, and Mary Ann Dileski; brother-in-law Greg (Karen) Horn, along with many extended family.

Chuck was a veteran of the US Army. He was a hardworking and driven man. Chuck began as a bricklayer with his father. Later, he became a realtor. He was a partner in Woodland Realty and also a land/housing developer. He was a founder of Lakewood Storage Center. At 77 years of age he returned to real estate and was still employed by Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt.

Chuck was a master gardener and enjoyed working outdoors. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family.

Visitation will be from 5-7pm on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Parkside Bible Church, 14461 James St., Holland with a Memorial Service immediately following. Pastors Gary Spykerman and Joe Johnson will be officiating. Inurnment will be in Lakewood cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Forgotten Man Ministries or the Operations Grace World Missions The family is being cared for by Dykstra Funeral Home – Northwood Chapel.