Ivan DeWitt
1937 - 2020
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DeWitt, Ivan 5/11/1937 - 9/13/2020 Holland Ivan DeWitt, age 83, of Holland, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020. A graveside committal service is planned for 2:00pm Thursday, September, 17, 2020 at Georgetown Cemetery (located on 28th St., north of Port Sheldon Rd), in Hudsonville. Rev. Eugene Los will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home langelandsterenberg.com

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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2020.
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14 entries
September 17, 2020
So sorry to here! Was a good friend for many years in cardiac rehab at Holland Hospital. We started about the same time! We talked many times of ham radio and so many other topics! Always upbeat! He will be missed! My deepest sympathy to his family! Ron Fricano
Ron Fricano
Friend
September 14, 2020
Leah, Tim and Deb,
I remember Ivan as a gentle, humble and caring person. While opportunities to share experiences with him were limited, the times we did spend together are fondly remembered. May God bless and care for you.
Rog Bratt
September 14, 2020
My condolence to Leah and the Family; Ike has been called home, I learned today
I've enjoyed meeting up with Ike irregularly over the years (after HCHS); always with a smile on his face
So now K8EMU is a "silent key" as we say in the amateur radio hobby ~ rest in peace.
Regards, John Jellema K1ND
John Jellema
Classmate
September 16, 2020
Ike You where a good friend to so many. You always helped when help was in need. I am proud to have known you, and worked with you. I learned a lot from you and have great memories of that. Ike You and (KF8EV) Ed Heyboer both very good friend's that got me to get my ham license. All of those qst, and other books that you gave to me back then, I still have some of them. Ike you will be missed by so many. May GOD be with your family& friends... Ike ( K8EMU ) My Friend RIP Charles Gregory N8QEM
Charles Gregory
Friend
September 16, 2020
We are so sorry to hear Ivan had lost his battle. It seems like before this Pandemic (back in February) we had talked at church and he was his old self. This must of happened quick. He was always a Happy go Lucky guy, always willing to help in any way. I know both you Leah & Ivan worked hard for the church and we had the cleanest church around! We pray God wraps his loving arms around you and the family as you say goodbye to your husband, father, and grampa! We are so sorry for your loss! He will be dearly missed! Big Hugs & prayers, Love, Verl & Vicky & Chase & Cassie Bleeker
Vicky Bleeker
Friend
September 16, 2020
My sincere condolences to your family. I got to know Ivan through our mothers. Along with several other girls, they developed a life-long relationship. It is during these visits that I got to know Ivan. He was smart, friendly and sharing. I have fond memories of operating his large train layout in the garage loft.
David Bredeweg
Acquaintance
September 16, 2020
I worked with Ike on several ham radio public service events. I always enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed.
Rick Elushik
Friend
September 15, 2020
Leah, Tim and Deb: what an awesome man! Always there for others. I remember talking in the yard when he came to take care of your mom’s house. He always said to me “ see you at tulip time”. I loved working with him at the parades as he was a tremendous asset to the Ottawa County Red Cross. He was a role model and will be missed! God be with your family
Ed Wirth
Friend
September 15, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ike's passing.It was a pleasure taken care of him.
Merry Kingsley
Friend
September 15, 2020
Sorry to hear of your dear husband's passing.
Norma and Bill Bruinsma
September 15, 2020
Darrel absolutely loved working with Ivan at Community Action House and then going out for lunch every Wednesday. He was a great help to me at church with the fountains. He was always willing to give me a hand. He was a great friend and will be missed a lot. Darrel and Romona Vanderark
Romona & Darrel Vanderark
Friend
September 15, 2020
He was a good man and always around to help when we needed.
John Hanse
Friend
September 15, 2020
Ike, you will be missed so much. You have made gallons of coffee for the Holland Amateur Radio Club, and you put in over 30 years of helping with the Tulip Time Parade every year.
Tom Bosscher
Friend
September 14, 2020
I have fond memories of camping trips with the DeWitts. I always liked hearing Uncle Ike talking on his HAM radio in the car while on trips - “This is K8EMU...”. We will remember him as a mild mannered guy with a big heart. We’re thankful, with you, that his difficulties and frustrations because of Alzheimer’s are over and that he will be raised completely healed and whole when Jesus returns.
With love,
Gwen and Mark & family
Gwen Leegwater
Family
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