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Harvey Kunnen went to be with the Lord on July 3, 2017 in Grand Rapids, at the age of 85. Harvey was born on December 31, 1931, in Fremont, to Albertus (Ben) and Hazel Dobb Kunnen.

Harvey was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret Plaisier.

Harvey is survived by his wife of 33 years, Margaret Klisch-Kunnen; children, Roger Kunnen, Joyce (Jim) Folkersma, Paula (Don) Hurst, Jim (Marilyn) Kunnen, Marla Tyler, and Nancy (Dave) Van Noord; 11 grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.

Harvey served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and had a number of jobs throughout the course of his life. Harvey lived out his faith his entire life, pointing others to the Lord.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on July 29, 2017 at Christ Church, 2500 Breton Road, Grand Rapids, where a visitation will be held one hour prior with a light luncheon to follow the service. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Christ Church: 2500 Breton Road, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. 

Honoring his wishes cremation will take place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Harvey’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:


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  1. Bill & Judy Vriesema on July 6, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    From your arms, into those of Jesus! May God be with you all as you have a journey of grief (ups & downs) ahead of you. Know that Jesus is your traveling partner on this journey.

  2. Leah Bouwman on July 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Dear Nancy, I am so sorry about the death of your father. I know how much you loved and honored him and that you and your family will deeply miss him.

    Thank you for letting me know of your loss. I had not known until you sent the email.

    Leah Bouwman

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