Theodore Wayne (Ted/Theo) Havermans
1946 - 2021
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Havermans, Theodore (Ted/Theo) Wayne Muskegon Theodore Wayne Havermans, age 74, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021. He was born in Muskegon, MI on October 23, 1946, to August & Shirley (Carpenter) Havermans. Ted was a graduate of Muskegon High School after which he served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam era. As a result of Ted's high scoring on the military's GT Test, Ted was assigned to provide strategic troop reports to the colonel. After returning from the army, Ted attended Muskegon Community College where he met Lois, his wife-to-be. However, their career paths took them in different directions with Ted graduating from Michigan State University and Lois graduating from the University of Michigan. Despite their collegiate football rivalry, they happily married on June 4, 1977, at Central Lutheran Church. Ted joined his father in managing Havermans Construction Company, later became a Real Estate Broker/Appraiser, and started his own Lakeland Property Management Company. At the peak of his success, Ted owned and managed the most rental property in Muskegon. Ted had a great trust in the Lord and was a faithful member of Forest Park Covenant Church. He was an active member of the Mona Lake Boating Club and was past Vice Commodore. Ted was an avid snow skier and water skier. He also enjoyed boating, cooking, cruises and family vacations. He especially enjoyed visits to Hawaii to see his precious granddaughter, Isley. Ted was a devoted husband and loving father to his children, Audra and Brennan, who fondly referred to him as "Daddio". Ted was an accomplished joke teller that always entertained friends with his humor. He was liked by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Ted's family envisions him released from his years of health challenges and sharing his humor and jokes with his best friends who he is joining in Heaven--Larry Rottman, Tom Wakefield, and Tom Schumacher. The family is also, resting assured that our angel, Kelley Rottman, will keep a close eye on our boys! Ted is survived by Lois, his wife of 43 years; daughter Audra (Gary) Johnson of Hawaii; son, Brennan Havermans of Muskegon; granddaughter, Isley Johnson; 2 brothers, Jim Havermans, Doug (Becki) Havermans; 2 sisters Sandy (Ron) Werner, Linda Sokolowski; step-mother, Betty Havermans and brother-in-law, Larry (Linda)Newald. He was preceded in death by a brother Terry, sister Nancy, treasured in-laws Jim and Audrey Newald, and special grandmother Lucille Carpenter. The family wants to extend their sincerest appreciation to Ted's caregivers over the past years: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation at Mercy Health's Hackley Campus; Medilodge at the Shore Nursing Home; James Grace, MD; Christie McKinney, MD; Rick Edgar, MD; Brett VanTol, MD and all of Ted's caregivers at Mercy Health Mercy/Hackley Campus. A Celebration of Ted's Life will take place at a later date when Covid 19 restrictions are lifted. In the interim, a private family service is planned. The family would ask that you consider a Memorial Gift in Ted's name to the COVID19 Response Fund and/or Healing Garden, an outdoor place where caregivers will find peace and respite away from the demands of bedside care without leaving the hospital grounds. Giving can be made online at www.mercyhealthmuskegongiving.com or checks can be made out to Mercy Health Office of Philanthropy, 1150 E. Sherman Blvd., Ste. 2100, Muskegon, MI, 49444. Please note that the donation is in memoriam of Theodore Havermans. Please also visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook. Clock Funeral Home



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Published in Muskegon Chronicle from Jan. 20 to Jan. 24, 2021.
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January 26, 2021
Havermans Family..so sorry to hear of the loss of Ted. You have my sincere sympathies. Ken Pugh
Ken Pugh
Coworker
January 25, 2021
Lois and family,
We are truly sorry for your loss. We shared many laughs with Ted over the years. He will be missed.
John and Dolly Wallace
Friend
January 25, 2021
Lois and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Teds passing, know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Walt & Carolae Rusin
Friend
January 21, 2021
Ted was a member of our family for over 30 years. I know that he is in heaven now with Larry Rewalt. I'm sorry that we let time and distance get in the way of our friendships. Lois I am here if you ever need me. I have missed you all
Marjorie Rewalt
Friend
January 21, 2021
Lois and Family
I am so sorry for the loss of Ted. May happy memories carry you through this very difficult time.
Linda Kemp
Friend
January 21, 2021
Lois and Family
I am so sorry for your loss. May happy memories get you through this very difficult time.
Linda Kemp
Friend
January 21, 2021
Condolences to the entire family.
Sorry for your loss.
From a fellow Realtor.
Mary Bowen Kalisz
Coworker
January 21, 2021
Met Ted many years ago, always a fun person, he'll be missed.
Thomas F. Lewis
Acquaintance
January 21, 2021
Lois, So sorry to hear the passing of Ted, I have good memories of the .parties at your home and the office. If I can be of service don't hesitate to call. JB
James Bauer
Friend
January 21, 2021
i have fond memories of ted being in real estate together for many years.he was well liked and always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face.may he rest in peace.
Doug Loper
Friend
January 20, 2021
Ted was a good guy. When I we sold properties together he was everyone’s best friend at the closing table my clients and his. He worked hard and treat people fairly.
David Medendorp
Friend
January 20, 2021
Ted was one of the coolest guys I've ever known! I met him back in the late 60's at MCC while rushing Sigma Iota Gamma Fraternity. He was smart and fun and a great frat brother. I last saw Ted at a wedding reception at the Musk. Country Club and enjoyed a quality and positive visit with him. RIP Ted, you will be missed.
Jim and Doris Stone
Friend
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