Peter Karsten
1938 - 2022
BORN
1938
DIED
2022
FUNERAL HOME
VanderLaan Funeral Home - Hudsonville
4917 32nd Avenue
Hudsonville, MI
Karsten, Peter Hudsonville Peter Karsten, age 83, of Hudsonville, jumped into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, January 13, 2022. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jean; children, Vicki (Dick) DeWitt, William (Linda) Karsten, Kristine (Ken) D'Ancicco, Tracy (Doug) Ensink, Bryan (Melanie) Karsten; special # 6, Cheryl (Tim) Boynton; 8 wonderful grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shar Karsten, Bob (Karen) Homan, Sharron (Ron) Butler of Vicksburg; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ella Karsten; daughter-in-law, Karen Karsten; brother, Gerald Karsten; sister, Julie Homan; father and mother-in-law, Denman and Mary Jane Ayres; brother-in-law, Tom Ayres. A memorial service for Peter will be held at a later date at Fellowship Reformed Church in Hudsonville. Please see vanderlaanfuneralhome.com for updates. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or DeVos Children's Hospital. The family wishes to thank Spectrum Hospice for the wonderful care given to Pete.


Published by Grand Rapids Press from Jan. 14 to Jan. 16, 2022.
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Greg Tyc
Friend
January 16, 2022
Jean and family, It was always a delight for Mom and me to be at your kitchen table on an afternoon for coffee, delicious treats, and chats. Sometimes Julie and Gerald joined us. Oh my! what stories Pete would tell! He will be missed by you and many others. Love and prayers, Cousin Gloria in Smithers, BC
Gloria Groot
Other
January 16, 2022
Jean and Family - Please accept our sympathy as you deal with Pete´s passing. We are so thankful for having the opportunities to talk with Pete during his illness. We will always remember him as a kind and gentle man who always had a warm smile for everyone. Pete faithfully served his country and loved his family and friends - truly a life well lived. We will miss seeing him ride his scooter on the streets at PMO.
Jay & Merry Porter
Friend
January 15, 2022
So very sad to hear of Pete´s passing. He will be missed at PMO. We loved to hear his bubbly laugh and always knew when he was off on his scooter. Our hugs and prayers for you Jean.
Mike and Deb Burri
Friend
January 15, 2022
So sorry to hear of Pete´s passing. Remembering his cheerful manner and friendly smile! Our thoughts are with you, Jean.
Susan Borda
Friend
January 15, 2022
Jean and family So sorry for your loss . Sending our sympathy and prayers with the passing of Peter. Thinking of you all as you mourn his loss and celebrate his life.
Deb and Mike Ohlman
January 15, 2022
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