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John Hellenthal

June 18, 2021
Holland, MI



Tuesday, June 22, 2021
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Northwood Chapel
295 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 392-2348
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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.

Hospice of Holland
270 Hoover Blvd
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 396-2972
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Life Story / Obituary


John E. Hellenthal, age 85 of Holland, peacefully passed away June 18, 2021.

John was a loyal and lifelong member of the Elks Club, Pioneer Club and was known to be a hard worker who was always the first to help others. He was a loving husband, father and will be deeply missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Donna; brother, Les Hellenthal; and step-son, Brad Birnbaum.

John is survived by his loving wife Shirley of 33 years; children, Ron (Diane) Hellenthal, Joann (Stuart) Jalving, David (Donna) Hellenthal, Steve Birnbaum, Kristine VanderWoude; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn (Ted) Gillman, Birdie Dykema, Leona Hollar, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 22nd from 4pm – 7pm at Dykstra Funeral Home – Northwood Chapel (295 Douglas Ave). In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Hospice of Holland.