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Howard Meeuwsen

January 23, 1927 - April 9, 2018
Holland, MI



Thursday, April 12, 2018
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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Friday, April 13, 2018
11:00 AM EDT
Chapel at Central Wesleyan Church
446 West 40th Street
Holland, MI 49423


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
3940 Fruit Ridge Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(616) 784-4620

Life Story / Obituary


Howard Meeuwsen, age 91 of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Monday, April 9, 2018.

Howard was born and raised in Zeeland. He retired from Hart and Cooley after 42 years of employment.

His lifelong passion was serving the Lord through jail ministries, including over 40 years with Forgotten Man Ministries. He also served and traveled on many mission trips throughout Central America and the United States. Howard served in the United States Army during WWII.

Howard was preceded in death by his first wife, Lavina and a grandson, Jonathan Folkert.

Surviving are his wife, Joan of 47 years; children, Gary and Sandy Meeuwsen, Lila and Glenn Kuyers, Rose and Dan Beukema, Mary and Mark Folkert, Kathy and Mark Pyle, and Lynne and Aaron Haltenhoff; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother and sisters, Joyce Veldheer, Gordon and Marilyn Meeuwsen, and Norma and Ronald de Vries; in-laws, Theresa Meeuwsen, Richard Van Dyke, and Ruth and Jim Becksvoort; nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Funeral services will be 11 am Friday (April 13) in the Chapel at Central Wesleyan Church, 446 West 40th Street, with the Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday (April 12) at the Dykstra Funeral Home-Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd Street.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Forgotten Man Ministries.