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Dennis K. Needham, 70 (the most stubborn and determined man to cross one’s path), departed peacefully in the night in his Grand Rapids , MI home in the presence of his beloved family on February 17, 2014. Dennis is survived by his loving wife Pat, daughters, Sarah (Kenny) Smith, Stacy (Scott) Mikula, and Sarah Veenkamp, son, Bruce, Sister, Daryle K Tholl, 8 grandchildren, and his favorite furry friend, “Magic”. He was preceded in death by his mother Eva Needham-Walker and his father Riley Needham. Gone, but never forgotten.

Honoring his wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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  1. Joanne Mikula on February 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Rest in peace Dennis, after all your suffering on Earth may you enjoy everyday pain free days in Heaven.Don’t worry about Pat she has a lot of friends and family who Love her and will take care of her. RIP



  2. Daryle Tholl on February 18, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    We were supposed to have time to clear up some issues. But I guess we just don’t always get what we want. I love you.



  3. Kathy Dobb-Forrester on February 18, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Stacy and family,

    With heartfelt condolences my heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.f My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    May God provide comfort and peace in the memories of of your step-father.



  4. Cindy Hackney on February 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    My friend,RIP…I will always miss you!love Cindy….



  5. Glenn Wilkinson on February 18, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I have many memories of Dennis growing up in Perry. Lots of good memories.



  6. Chris Thomas on February 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Hugs and tears…love and prayers. Rest in peace, cousin.



  7. Chris Moore on February 18, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    So sorry for your loss Daryle. My thoughts are with your family.



  8. Vicki Massey on February 18, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    We will miss your bantering on Facebook. We will miss YOU, cous…



  9. Jon Myers on February 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    So sorry for Dennis’ passing. He was one of a kind. I will miss keeping up with him.



  10. Jane Cook-Kusaka on February 18, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    R.I.P. Dennis. I’ll miss your silly jokes!



  11. Lon Clymer on February 18, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Truly sorry to have lost a Classmate.
    Thoughts and prayers for the family
    that will continue their journey through life without you. RIP Dennis,
    the only comfort is that you are at
    peace and no longer in pain. God Bless.
    Lon



  12. Dan Danilson on February 18, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Sorry to hear that we have lost a classmate. May he rest in peace.



  13. Kathy Scytko on February 19, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    So sorry for your loss Pat.



  14. Rob Tanis on February 19, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I worked with Dennis at Biotec for a bunch of years. He was his own man and he did things on his terms. May he rest in peace.



  15. James Cox on February 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Dennis’s family. I know he loved his family and they were his greatest passion. All of his high school classmates liked his easy going manner and gentle ways.



  16. Kaylee Davis on February 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I will miss you grandpa.



  17. Bethany Dykstra on February 20, 2014 at 12:33 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Pat, Stacy, Sarah. Hoping your wonderful memories may bring you some peace. Thinking of you all dearly.



  18. Tom Foster on February 20, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I am so sorry for your loss Pat. He was a good man. I worked for years with him at Biotec. May he rest in peace.



  19. Sharon Hoskinson on February 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    RIP Dennis. You are fondly remembered by all the Class of ’62. To vPat, may all your good memories give you strength.



  20. Vivian Cleveland on February 23, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    Dear Pat and family, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.



  21. Isaac Veenkamp on February 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Dear Grandpa R.I.P. I will miss you



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