Kenneth W. Vander Molen
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Vander Molen, Kenneth W. Kenneth Wesley Vander Molen, age 93, of Grand Rapids, went to be with his Lord on Friday, June 26, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne; daughter in law, Gayla Vander Molen, and two grandchildren. Ken is survived by his children, Kenneth J (Trudy) Vander Molen of Grandville, David J (Ruth) Vander Molen of Grand Rapids, Andrew J Vander Molen of Grandville, Doris K (Rev Evan) Heerema of Cutlerville, Karla K (Rev Bill) Zeilstra of Grand Rapids, Susan K (Nico) Damsteegt of Kentwood; 18 grandchildren, and their spouses; 25 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Ken proudly served his country in the 182nd Infantry Regiment Americal Division during WWII. He was a charter member of Plymouth Heights Christian Reformed Church, where he served as a Elder and Deacon. A private, family only graveside service with military honors will be held on Thursday 10 am, July 2, at Rosedale Memorial Park (50 Lake Michigan Dr., Grand Rapids), with Rev. Evan Heerema officiating. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday 6-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Kentwood) 4646 Kalamazoo Avenue SE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Plymouth Heights CRC Endowment Fund or the Holland Home Foundation Fund. Condolences may be sent online at www.mkdfuneralhome.com.



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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Jun. 27 to Jun. 28, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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Visitation
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Graveside service
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July 1, 2020
Sincere sympathy to the Vander Molen family...enjoyed the wonderful friendship with Ken and the entire family....many years in the lawn and garden business....he will be missed.....
Roger TenElshof
Friend
June 29, 2020
I had the honor of working with Ken & Jean at Flowerland. Ken, Jean and her sister Doris honored my wife Sandy and me by coming all the way to Park Ridge, Illinois to our wedding August 16, 1969. Sandy's father was impressed that they cared so much for their employees. An eternal friend, Bill Sinke
William Sinke
Coworker
June 29, 2020
A wonderful guy - I have great memories of good traditional Dutch Sunday afternoons with dad and mom Vandermolen - after church home cooked meal, family devotions, nap, (WOOD?), dessert, evening church. Great people, great family! So sorry for this loss Dori and family!
Cheri Smith
Friend
June 28, 2020
Praying for your family and you during this difficult time. From your classmate at East Chr.
Fred Ritsema
Classmate
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