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Dale Grissen Obituary
Dale Jack Grissen, age 85, of Holland, went to be with his Lord after passing away surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Dale was born and raised in Holland and he graduated from Holland High School.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and was one of the founding partners of Alcor Inc. of Jenison. He was a member of Fellowship Reformed Church in Holland. Dale was preceded in death by his first wife, Ann (Beereboom) Grissen in 1991. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Barbara (Westrate Melgaard) Grissen of Holland; his sons, Mitch and Karen Grissen of Holland, Tom and Mary Grissen of Oakton, VA, and Dave Grissen of Potomac Falls, MD; his grandchildren, Brooke and Steven Russell, Christine Dieterman, Eric Grissen, Laura Grissen, Kyle Grissen, and Scott Grissen; his great grandchildren, Cali Grissen and Aubrey Russell; his stepchildren, Christian Melgaard and Tarah Gibson, Nancy and Ric Olson, Julie Guiney, David and Tricia Melgaard; his step grandchildren, Joli Griffith, Erik Olson, Justin Olson, Elizabeth Guiney, Daniel Guiney, Nathaniel Melgaard, Matthew Melgaard, Madeline Melgaard; his sister-in-law, Alice Timmer; his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Joseph Logan, and Marcia Westrate; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Fellowship Reformed Church, 300 N 168th Avenue with Rev. James Baar officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Northwood Chapel, 295 Douglas Avenue in Holland. Burial will take place in Pilgrim Home Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Fellowship Reformed Church Endowment Fund or the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway. Arrangements by the Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes. To sign an online registry or leave a memory, please visit
Published in The Holland Sentinel on Jan. 5, 2014
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