Serving West Michigan Since 1899

George Lawrence Jr.

March 13, 1931 - January 23, 2018
Holland, MI



Friday, January 26, 2018
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Rose Park Reformed Church
14241 Rose Park Drive
Holland, MI 49424


Saturday, January 27, 2018
11:00 AM EST
Rose Park Reformed Church
14241 Rose Park Drive
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 399-2683


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.

Luke 2:52 Ministries
400 Market Place
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Life Story / Obituary


George Robert Lawrence Jr., Born March 13, 1931, went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2018.

George was born in Holland, MI and spent most of his life in the Holland area. He married Ann M. Veldman on December 19, 1952. They were married for 65 years. During the early 1950’s George served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was stationed in California, Japan and Hawaii. He was a charter member of the Rose Park Reformed Church, serving as a deacon and elder as well as a Sunday school teacher and catechism teacher. He was employed by Herman Miller Inc. for 43 years, retiring in 1994. Throughout his life George was a Christian man of honor and integrity who set a positive example for all those whom he came in contact. He was a true and dependable friend to all who had the privilege of knowing him.

George is survived by his wife Ann; sons Randall (Deborah), Rodney (Ilene), Thomas (Vicki), Timothy (Cindy); grandchildren, Miranda (Paul), Colin, Miriah, Heidi (Adam), Joshua, Ashley (Bill), Eric (Alex), Matthew; and siblings Ruth (Harv), Nellie, Minnie (Larry), Chuck (Joyce), David (Rosalie), Larry, Steve, Claudia (Bill), Peggy (Joe), Ken, Doris (Doc) and Joe (Deb); brother-in-law John Veldman.

His lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21

A funeral service will be at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Rose Park Reformed Church, 14241 Rose Park Drive, Holland, MI 49424, with fellowship and refreshments to follow. Rev. Dave VanOpstall will be officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5-8 pm, Friday, January 26, 2018 at Rose Park Reformed Church. Donations can be made in George’s name to Luke 2:52 Ministries, 400 Market Place, Benton Harbor, MI 49022. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Home – Northwood Chapel.