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Glenn Edwin Huizenga, age 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, October 5, 2019. He was born on August 3, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan to the late Gerrit and Reka Huizenga. Glenn completed 9th grade at Zeeland Christian Schools. Glenn enlisted into the Army and proudly served his country.

He is survived by his five children, Doug (Dawn) Huizenga, Laurie Nanninga, Jeff (Rebecca) Huizenga, Craig Huizenga, and Charles (Jennifer) Huizenga; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters, Angeline Gruppen and Shirley Rietman; brother, Alvin (Geneva) Huizenga; sister-in-law, Joan (John) Stremler; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Gertrude (Howard) Gruppen and Jerry Huizenga; brothers-in-law, John Gruppen and Pete Rietman; and son-in-law, Timothy Nanninga.

Glenn is best known for being Mr. Fix It at Hess Lake RV park. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time outdoors in his shop. Glenn was an avid golfer and won many golfing awards. He liked traveling the country in his semi-truck, going to the casino on occasion, and most of all spending time with his family.

Per Glenn’s wishes he wanted a celebration of his life and to be cremated.

Glenn’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Kindred Hospice of Newaygo and Zeeland.

A celebration of his life will take place at Doug and Dawn Huizenga’s home at 6009 Blue Spruce Ct., Zeeland, MI 49464 on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Please come and celebrate his life and share some memories.

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  1. Tony Vazquez on October 7, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    We Will miss you you are gone but will never be forgotten. Enjoyed our talks.I hope I can touch as many hearts as you did.

  2. Mike Wohlwend on October 8, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Sorry for your loss. May our Lord Jesus Christ hold you tight and comfort you thru this time.

  3. David and Marianne Fosse on October 8, 2019 at 11:20 am

    So sorry for your loss. May you all find peace and comfort in God’s love.

  4. Bill n Dianne Wierenga on October 8, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Oh the wonderful memories we have of dear Glenn when we lived at the Park together all those years. Great campfires, stories and sharing jokes. He was always the first to ask if anyone needed help and the Joy he showed when his family arrived. He will be sadly missed by many 💜

    Death leaves a heartache
    No one can heal…
    Love leaves memories
    No one can steal!

    Rest in Peace my Friend Glenn
    And know that you lived a life
    Of kidness to many.

    Bill & Dianne Wierenga

  5. Ed Feist on October 8, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Lived in park with Glenn nice man sorry to hear. Ed and Cathy Feist

  6. Lisa DeJong (Frank) on October 8, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Sweet Glen! Met him while working at VFW. Such a kind soul. No doubt he will be dearly missed 💕

  7. Amy Meyer on October 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Glen you are at peace now with no suffering and for that I am grateful but you will be missed so much.
    Praying for all of the family that you may find comfort knowing he is at peace now with God and find happiness in all your cherished memories.

  8. Vonnie (Ponstein) Visser on October 9, 2019 at 8:43 am

    A heartfelt sorrow is sent your way. Its so hard to loss a parent. May he find peace in the next life. God be with the whole family. My he RIP.

  9. Tim & Candy Ryder on October 9, 2019 at 11:17 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. It is our prayer that you sense the peaceful presence of God and the comfort of his Holy Spirit with you always.

  10. Tom Poniatowsk on October 12, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    I only knew Glenn from the RV park through my friends Gail and Randy Miller. He helped us many times transporting people on our river trips. I always made it a point to go sit and visit with him and he was always genuinely happy to see me. Loved his creativity with wood and all his “inventions”. I’ll miss him and miss hearing “how are you young man?”. The world needs more good, kind-hearted persons like Glenn.

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