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Lynn Clark Quist, age 74, of Holland, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 23, 2019.  He was born on June 29, 1944, in Kansas City, Missouri, to the late Glenn and Louise (Clark) Quist.  Lynn proudly served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Guadalcanal.  After the Navy, Lynn attended Ferris University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree.

He worked for over thirty years at the Holland Police Department where he wore many hats, including police officer, clerk, and dispatcher.  Lynn was a man of great faith, he found comfort in the Lord and used his religion and trust in God to guide him through this life on earth.  Lynn loved aviation, gold mining, and music; he was electronically gifted and thoroughly enjoyed researching topics of interest. 

Survivors include his four children, Stephanie Quist, Carrie Quist, Ryan (Brenda Perez) Quist, and Jessica (Brenden Peterson) Quist; two grandchildren, Isaac Quist and Annalise Peterson; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; and many other relatives and friends. 

A graveside service with military honors will be held at Graafschap Cemetery, 735 Graafschap Road, Holland MI, on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Rick Christie officiating.  Immediately following the graveside service will be a Celebration of Life at Central Park Church, 614 Myrtle Ave, Holland, MI 49423

The family would like to thank the team at Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan for the excellent care they gave to Lynn and a special thank you to Lynn’s good friend, Kim Shotwell, for everything she has done for him over the years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Wings of Hope Hospice. 

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Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. E. “Doc” Scholl on March 29, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    RIP my friend. Enjoyed our talks,riding with each other and coffee. You were one of the best
    Evidence techs HPD ever had.
    Blessings to your family.

  2. Dave Prince on March 30, 2019 at 10:40 am

    I will always cherish the life long memories I have made with my cousin Lynn. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

  3. Virginia Kim Shotwell on March 30, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    I miss you Quisto! Along with your being a grumpy old poo, you were one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever known. Thank you for being my friend. You may have needed me at times but I needed you too. We had many great times together and I’ll never forget them. I can’t believe how often I think of you. ( I notice it more now that you’ve gone Home). I also know that I’ll be seeing you again and we shall dance to some good golden oldies. You are one of my Bestie’s. Love to you always.

  4. Jim and Karen Gaitan on March 31, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    We would like to offer our sympathies to Lynn’s family. Jim worked with Lynn at HPD for many years.

  5. Dale & Sue DeKraker on April 26, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Lynn and I were the best of friends for many years and his loss is indeed hard to accept. Whether it was a fishing trip or a ride along while on patrol for HPD, we were like brothers. While time and distance caused us to part ways in recent years, he will always be in our hearts and memories. Lynn is now gone but we can all take solace knowing that he is in a better place now. Rest In Peace my friend.

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