David E. Kass
1935 - 2021
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Kass, David E. Age 85, transitioned from his earthly home to his long awaited heavenly home on April 5, 2021. He was born in Ellsworth, MI, on May 15, 1935. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Levi Francis, his siblings; Frances (Casey) Dykstra, Ted Kass, Frank (Dorothy) Kass, and sisters-in-law, Carolyn Kass and Rose Ann Pott. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Karen (Pott), his children; Brian (Ellie) Kass, Brenda (Mike) Boluyt, Darla (Jamie) Francis, Cheryl (Scott) VanTuinen, grandchildren; Andrew Boluyt, Laura (Ian) Nieh, Kyung Jae Cho, Mitch (Alex) Francis, Erin (Sam) Stafford, Katelyn (Austin) Vander Weide, JR (fiance Toni Priebe) Van Tuinen, Tyler Van Tuinen, 5 great-grandchildren; Vera, Hazel, Gloriana, Kaden and Addisyn; brother, Walter Kass, sister-in-law Ellen Kass, brothers and sisters-in-law; Carl Pott, Elaine (Ron) DeYoung, Shirley (Bob) Hoekstra, and Milt (Norma) Pott. Dave graduated from West Side Christian, Grand Rapids Christian High, Calvin College and received his PhD from University of Michigan. His teaching career included Ada Christian, West Side Christian, Mexico City Missions, Godwin Heights Public and Jordan College. Visitation will be Wednesday April 14 from 5-7 PM at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, 2120 Lake Michigan Drive NW. A memorial service will be held Thursday April 15, 2021 at 2 PM at West Leonard Christian Reformed Church, 1053 Leonard Street NW. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Word of God For Asia. To read more of Dave's life story, to leave a memory or condolence please visit www.heritagelifestory.com

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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Apr. 7 to Apr. 11, 2021.
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April 12, 2021
Darla, and family--awesome memories of your dad and family through West Leonard CRC, West Side Chr, Grand Rapids Chr. He always had such a welcoming smile and cheery hello. Sympathies from the entire Breuker family.
Faith Miedema
Faith Miedema
April 10, 2021
Dear Brenda and family,
My sympathies to you in the loss of your father/ grandfather. What a small world—I was a student at Ada Christian School when your dad taught there (perhaps as a student teacher?) and I do have some defining memories of him during that year when we were taking some achievement tests common for that era.
Wishing you comfort.
Joyce Kwekel Kronemeyer
April 8, 2021
Karen, just heard of David's passing. You have my thoughts and prayers.
April 7, 2021
I am so sorry Karen. Praying for you and your family. Hugs.
Kathy Zylstra
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