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Raymond Dirk Hamstra

1920 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Raymond Dirk Hamstra Obituary
Raymond Dirk Hamstra was born July 22, 1920, in Grand Haven, to Dirk and Nettie (Wilson) Hamstra. He passed from this life March 31, 2014, in Berrien Springs. Raymond served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Katherine Byker on May 5, 1948. After graduating from Emmanuel Missionary College in 1955, he served as a pastor in Michigan for over 30 years. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Donna. Surviving are his wife, Katherine; his sisters, Verda Goudzwaard and Goldie Zevalkink; five children and their spouses, Dick (Sherry), Karen (A. Charles) Winans, Jim (Renae), Don (Susan), Dan (Lynnetta); 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 3, from 6-8 p.m. at VanderLaan Funeral Home, 4917 32nd Avenue, Hudsonville. Funeral services will be on Friday, April 4, at 11 a.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 11279 Ottogan St., Holland, with lunch afterward. Private interment will be at Allendale Township Cemetery.

In lieu of gifts, memorial donations may be made to the .


Published in The Holland Sentinel on Apr. 2, 2014
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