Gene VanKoevering
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VanKoevering, Gene Gene Allen VanKoevering, age 68, of Hudsonville, an adored and loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Gene's wife of 48 years, Joyce, along with their children and grandchildren, Kelly and Doug Nyhuis (Case and Kaylen), Greg and Lori VanKoevering (Jaxon, Kendal, and Gavin), and Nick and Jackie VanKoevering (Jayden, Ty, and Kruz), are so proud of him; knowing his race is finished and that he was welcomed home to the sweet words of His Heavenly Father, "well done my good and faithful servant." Gene was a very selfless man who loved his family and friends and even more loved Jesus. He demonstrated the hands and feet of Christ and praised the Lord just like in his favorite passage, Psalm 103. Gene's family would like to invite friends and family to celebrate this amazing man who will be dearly missed on Monday from 4-7pm at Fellowship Reformed Church, 6610 36th Avenue, Hudsonville, 49426. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 11am at Church. The service will be live streamed and can be viewed on the funeral home website by clicking on the live streams and receodings tab. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Gene's memory to Fellowship Reformed Church or Sandy Pines Chapel. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com.


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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
04:00 - 07:00 PM
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Memorial service
11:00 AM
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February 23, 2021
To the VanKoevering Family you have my deepest sympathies.
As a young teenager growing up as next door neighbors I had the privilege of being ask to work for Gene & Joyce when I was about 13/14 years old. Gene taught me how to harvest many different vegetables they where growing at that time, picking beans was not my favorite thing to do, his rows where 600 ft long and the end was nowhere insight, there was a valuable lesson at the end of every row, hard work was appreciated. Wasn’t long after that Gene went on to buying and selling office furniture and once again ask me if I would like to try moving furniture for a living. Spent several years doing that with him and he would lots of times ask me to ride to work with him and we would almost always go for breakfast, I’m still not starving. Gene was always happy when he talked with people he knew or didn’t know, he showed respect to everyone. To Joyce,Kelly,Gregg,Nick he was a very special husband and father with God on his side and was blessed with many family and friends. I’m going to miss that great big smile and laughter he had.
Craig VanDerKolk
Neighbor
February 23, 2021
Met Gene and Joyce out at Sandy Pines when they moved in next door to us 30+ years ago and have remained great friends ever since. We just fit together like a glove. We enjoyed many dinners, cookouts, boat rides and golf games. Will miss you dear friend!! Sending prayers and love to the family.
Addie Greener
Friend
February 22, 2021
Gene was a very special man always had time for you when we were at Sandy Pines, We send sympathy to Joyce and your family.
God has you in his arms.
Ken and Glenda Van Doeselaar
Friend
February 22, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. So sorry Joyce for your loss.
Judy Tigelaar
Classmate
February 22, 2021
Dear Joyce and Family, just want you to know our hearts and prayers go out to God to give you the best of God's comfort and love at a time like this. You hold a special place in our hearts and pray you will feel God's arms around you now.... more than ever. Love Ross and Thea Hoezee
Thea Hoezee
Friend
February 22, 2021
Gene was a special person for sure. He was a blessing to Sandy Pines. He made it a safe as well as a very well run place. I will remember, one day, I ran out of gas on my pontoon boat and he graciously towed me to the gas pump. God bless the family
Esther Korzilius
Acquaintance
February 22, 2021
Growing up around the Van Koevering family was always a great time. Remember when Gene would pull us around the lake at Sandy Pines water skiing and all the summer picnics we had. Gene will be missed by many. Prayers and love to the family!!!
Susan Grotenhuis
Friend
February 22, 2021
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February 21, 2021
So sorry to hear this, Joyce. My prayers and love to you. We are out of state.
Merilyn DeVries
Family
February 21, 2021
I grew up with Gene. We were neighbors. He was an awesome guy. Want to extend my sympathies to Joyce and the kids.
Betty DeBoer Smits
Friend
February 19, 2021
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February 19, 2021
Rest in Peace, my forever friend.
From our high school days to our Heavenly home, you will always be one of my best, precious friends, that will never end.
Going to miss you here but God needed you more. See you soon.
Your brother in Christ,
Ross P.
Ross Phillips
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