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Rev. Daniel L. Mead, age 69, Pastor Emeritus of Calvary Baptist Church, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, July 7, 2019 from his home near Rockford.  The son of Freeland & Betty Rose (Gile) Mead, he was born on September 2, 1949 in Adrian, Minnesota.  

Dan began his ministry career at the age of 18 and served churches in Ohio and Michigan over the next 50 years, retiring from Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville.  On May 15, 1971, in Alaska, Michigan, he married Barbara E. Good and together they raised four sons and enjoyed 48 years of marriage.    

He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Freeland "Fred" Mead on May 12, 2008;  and his mother, Betty Mead on March 6, 2016.  Surviving are his wife, Barb Mead of Rockford;  their children, Daniel &  Jennifer Mead, Matthew & Tina Mead, all of Rockford, Nathan Mead of Grand Haven, Froi Mead of Holland;  six grandchildren, Logan, Graceyn, Noah, Megan, Lincoln, Leal;  a sister, Barbara & Ronald Holthe of Iowa;  his father-in-law, David Good of Caledonia;  siblings-in-law, Marcia & Dean Thompson of Caledonia, Dr. Carol Good of Cedar Springs, John & Chrisann Good of Caledonia, and Mary & Charlie Peterson of Holland;  and several nieces and nephews.

Dan's new and eternal life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, 12501 Montcalm Avenue N.E., Greenville, with the Rev. R. Mark Shaw officiating.  Honoring his wishes, there will be no visitation and burial will take place privately at Courtland Township Cemetery.  

Instead of flowers, contributions in memory of Pastor Dan to the Building Fund at Calvary Baptist Church would be appreciated.  Envelopes will be available at the church.  

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Pastor Mead's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Roger & Cheryl Bennett on July 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Thank you Pastor Mead for all you have done for us and our family. Especially the encouragement with love and prAyers for us. You will be missed but we will see you in Glory.

  2. Dan & Judy Rogers on July 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sending prayers for Barb & Family. We will miss seeing Pastor Dan & getting his famous hugs!! He was an amazing Pastor & friend! Loved listening to his stories & sermons! Hugs to Heaven! Love, Dan & Judy Rogers

  3. Joyce KwekelKronemeyer on July 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Barb, IGÇÖm so sorry to learn of the loss of your husband. Praying for peace, comfort and strength throughout such a sad time.
    Joyce KwekelKronemeyer

  4. Jerry and Diane on July 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Our deepest sympathy to the Mead family and our loss of a dearly loved Pastor. -á Pastor Dan was a true prayer warrior for all of us at Calvary and thru that taught many of us to deepen our relationships with our Heavenly Father thru prayer. -á-á Heavy hearts abound but one day in Heaven we shall see you again and that will be a glorious day!

  5. Clair Verway on November 5, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    We were just reminiscing about people who impacted my life and Dan was in the running for one of the major players. Sorry to hear he has passed, but glad to know he is with the Lord.

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