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Kenneth Earl Wilterink, aged 75, passed to his heavenly home on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Greenville. He was born in Grand Rapids on September 26, 1946, the son of Victor and Virginia (Carroll) Wilterink.

Ken’s parents and a brother, Donald, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his son, Kevin; one granddaughter; one step-grandson; two step-great-granddaughters; three sisters; numerous nieces and nephews, and many good friends.

Ken served in the United States Army as a medic in Vietnam in 1968 near the DMZ. More recently Ken was involved with many seniors activities including calling BINGO and playing with the Grand Valley Strings at the Commission on Aging Thursday nights.

Per Ken’s wishes cremation has taken place, and there will be no memorial services.

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



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  1. Peter Carlson on March 15, 2022 at 9:02 am

    It was a privilege and honor to serve as Ken’s pastor at Day Bible Chapel over 2 years. We honor Ken for his testimony of faith in Jesus Christ as his Savior, his faithfulness in worshiping God, his military service to our country during a time of war, his love and participation of music, his witty sense of humor and for being a loyal, generous and supportive church member and friend. With love and appreciation, Pastor Peter Carlson

  2. Larry and Linda Wallace on March 15, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ken was very nice man who was interesting to talk to. After he had been coming to church a while, he would come a little early and play the organ. He will be missed

  3. Mark Hall on March 15, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    Although I just recently met Ken while visiting him in Greenville, I enjoyed our time together and his sincere faith in Christ. Our prayers are with the family.

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