Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

Fred Ernest Sinclair Jr., age 80, of Grand Rapids, a follower of Christ and faithful church member, died and went home to be with the Lord after a short fight with pneumonia on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

He is preceded in death by his beloved and respected parents, Fred Sinclair, Sr. & Naomi Ruth (Sneed) Sinclair, and by his brother, Timothy Sinclair. Fred leaves behind a son, Matthias, a daughter-in-law, Astrid, and a granddaughter, Vanessa.

Fred served his country in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1966, stationed in Germany and the island of Crete. Fred worked primarily as a security officer in Florida and in Holland, MI. Fred enjoyed target shooting, bowling, making friends, and sharing his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Fred lived the last seven years of his life at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, where he will be missed by staff and fellow members for his clean jokes and cheerfulness. Fred will also be missed by his church family at Harbor Church in Holland where he has been a member for about fifteen years. 

Fred’s life verse was Isaiah 50:7–”But the Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know I shall not be put to shame.”

Visitation is from 12-1 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

To sign Fred’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. An exclusive provider of Veteran’s Funeral Care. 


Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

1 Condolence

  1. Jim Przyborowski on February 26, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    My sincerest condolences go out to Fred’s family and friends. I first met Fred online at a satire website called ScrappleFace. Fred was a nice guy and deeply spiritual. He once sent me an interesting cassette tape back in about 2005 or so. We had a very interesting conversation about that. He’ll be missed.

Leave a Condolence