Adrian Vander Veer, age 88, of Grand Rapids, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 8, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Ellen (Veurink); and by brother-in-law, William Blacquire. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Beth and Ross Witteveen, Jane and Don Lindeman; grandchildren, Jamie and John Allen, Anne Lindeman, Nick and Jamie Witteveen, Kate Witteveen; great-grandchildren, Lucy Reagan, Sophia Allen, Stella Allen; sister and brother, Gladys Blacquire, Clarence (Gladys) Vander Veer; sister-in-law, Barbara and Ken Thomasma; several nieces and nephews.
During World War II
, Adrian proudly served as an officer in General Eisenhower's Headquarters located in Versailles, France. For many years he was the Principal of Newhall Junior High in the Wyoming School District. He was also a charter member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church where he served as Elder and Deacon.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Raybrook Manor, 2121 Raybrook SE, Grand Rapids, with Rev. Robert Koornneef officiating. Interment Rest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at Zaagman Memorial Chapel, 2800 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids, Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Raybrook Manor or to Calvin Christian Reformed Church. The family would like to thank the staff of Raybrook for the thoughtful and kind care given to Adrian.