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Edward Van Stee, 83, passed away peacefully at Metro Hospital with his wife and family at his side on January 29, 2022.

Pete was a lifelong resident of Michigan, a Lowell High School Graduate and he proudly served his Country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Van’s Pattern Shop in Grand Rapids after 38 years. Pete loved hunting, gardening, and spending time on his farm watching the wildlife with his beagle. He would sneak out of the house and get on his tractor or 4-wheeler with his dog following behind. He was also active in his church and loved the Lord and his church family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lynette, who took wonderful care of him while he was ill. His daughters, Shawn (David) Herbster and Stacey (Thomas) Bryant. His brother, James (Peg) Van Stee; sister, Joan Burger and sister-in-law, Carol Van Stee. Grandchildren, Quentin (Katrina) Herbster, Hannah (Logan) Swartzentruber, Isaiah, Chloe, and Naomi Herbster, Reanna, Aria, and Carissa Bryant and many nieces and nephews, that he loved very much.

Pete was preceded in death by his son, Mark; his brothers, William (Bill) Van Stee and Jerry Van Stee; brother-in-laws, Tom Burger and David Klunder, and sister-in-law, Patricia Klunder.

There will be a visitation on Feb 26, 2022 from 3pm to 4pm with the memorial service at 4 pm and a luncheon following the service at Alto Calvary Grace Brethren Church, 13700 84th Street, Alto, Michigan, 49302.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Pete can be made to the Alto Calvary Grace Brethren Church Missions Program, where Pete enjoyed working on projects for their mission trips.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Edward’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.

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