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Anthony "Tony" VanBeukering

Anthony "Tony" VanBeukering, 94, formerly of Battle Creek, MI passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Pine Ridge Nursing Home in Stevensville, MI.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Battle Creek Seventh Day Adventist Tabernacle.  Tony will be laid to rest Monday, July 27, 2015 at the Mt. Ever-rest Memorial Park in Kalamazoo, MI. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Battle Creek Academy. Those wishing to sign Tony's guestbook may do so online at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Tony was born May 10, 1921 in Osh Kosh, WI to Anthony and Emily VanBeukering. He was a graduate of Cedar Lake Academy in 1941. Tony worked as a carpenter for many years. On September 10, 1980 he wed Fern Collar in Battle Creek. Tony was a member of the Battle Creek Tabernacle for many years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Fern; son James (Vicki) VanBeukering; step-chidren Bruce Papendick, Julie (Sam) Swett, Judy (Mark) Johnston, Debby (Roger) Yiirs, Lori (Ron) Newcomb and Becki Babcock; four grandchildren; several step grandchildren; and numerous great- grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

Tony was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Jean Smith in 1979; daughter Jean Ann Klinger; son Ronald VanBeukering during the Vietnam War; and 3 sisters.  

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on July 23, 2015
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