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Arnold James Koppenaal


1922 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Arnold James Koppenaal Obituary
Arnold James Koppenaal, age 92, of Fennville, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Douglas.

He was born on February 9, 1922, in Holland, to Leonard and Theresa (Walters) Koppenaal. On September 27, 1951, he married the love of his life, Yvonne (Mokma) Koppenaal.

Arnold was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy Armed Guard where he served in World War II and spent a lot of time traveling around the world.

With an outstanding 6 million miles of safe driving under his belt, Arnold spent 48 years of his life driving a truck for various companies, including Hush Puppies until he retired.

Throughout Arnold's life, he enjoyed hiking, sailing and spending time with his family.

Arnold was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, John Koppenaal; his other brothers, Paul, Bob, and Kenneth Dale Koppenaal.

He is survived by his wife, Yvonne J. Koppenaal; his son, Kyle (Lucy) Koppenaal; his grandchildren, Kory Koppenaal, David Storey and Kristopher Arnold Koppenaal; his great-grandchildren, Romin and Kenya Storey; his sisters, Jean Dykema and Jackie Harris; his brother, Pete (Raelane) Koppenaal; his mother-in-law, Donna Makma; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Community Church of Douglas, 6874 Wiley Road, Douglas, MI 49406, with Dr. Daniel M. Miller officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice and the Community Church of Douglas.

Please visit lakeshorememorial.com to leave a message or memory for the Koppenaal family.
Published in The Holland Sentinel on Apr. 6, 2014
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