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Richard Smallenburg

September 7, 1927 - January 12, 2018
Holland, MI



Friday, January 19, 2018
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
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


Richard Smallenburg, age 90, of Holland passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Medilodge of Holland.

He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and worked for Ottawa County. He retired after 30 years as the Ottawa County Parks Superindendent.

Richard’s hobbies were traveling, camping, woodworking and furniture making. He was a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Chapter O Motorcycle Club. In retirement Richard and his wife Joan traveled across the country on their motorcycle to California and New Foundland.

He was preceded in death by his parents Dick and Bouwina Smallenburg, his sister Flora (Larry) Larrison and his wife of 60 years Joan Shearer Smallenburg.

He is survived by his daughters Loretto and Daniel Everingham of Garland, TX and Sarah and Edward Haveman of Holland; many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be from 4-6 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 at Dykstra Funeral Home – Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Avenue in Holland. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Holland.