Martinie, Gordon 11/28/1937 - 5/20/2020 Zeeland Gordon Jay Martinie, age 82, of Zeeland passed from this earth to eternal life with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 20, surrounded by his wife and sons. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Betty, children Randy and Cindy, Tom, Chuck and Sue, grandchildren Tristen, Ellie, Arick, Aaron, Ashlyn, Ryan and Rachel, and Sara and Trey Duggins, brother Don and Vi Martinie, sister-in-law Mary and Jack Wyrick, brother-in-law Norm Weener; and many nieces and nephews.. Gord grew up on a dairy farm and attended Allendale Christian and then Unity Christian High School. After graduation in 1956, he volunteered and served in the Army for two years and drove tanks in Germany. After serving his country, he came home to marry his high school sweetheart Betty Grasman on May 26, 1959. They took over the Grasman family vegetable farm, where he grew celery and leek in Hudsonville for over 40 years. During his retirement, he worked with his son as a picture frame builder and bookkeeper at Classic Corners. He and his wife were members of Third Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland their whole married life, where he served as deacon. Private services will be held. Interment will be in Rusk Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Unity Christian High School or Compassionate Heart Ministry. www.yntemafh.com
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Published in Grand Rapids Press from May 21 to May 24, 2020.