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Hendrik Vaartjes

September 10, 1933 July 10, 2019
Hendrik Vaartjes
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Hendrik Vaartjes, age 86 of Lincoln Lake, Gowen, took Jesus hand and entered into heaven on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Royal View Assisted Living in Mecosta.  He was born September 10, 1933 in Friesland, the Netherlands, the son of Jan and Aukje (De Haan) Vaartjes.  On September 22 1955 he married Ariaantjes (Jane) Jongejan.  Hendrik, known as Hank, was a wood working craftsman by trade. He loved making wood projects for his children and grandchildren. He was a true entrepreneur of many businesses throughout his life. Hank and Jane were very fortunate to have traveled across the USA during their retirement years. Hank also loved to dance, he was always on the dance floor whether dancing with his wife or someone else. If music was playing, he was dancing.  He will be lovingly remembered by his loving wife Jane along with his sons, Randy (Gayle) Vaartjes of Greenville and Andre (Darla) Vaartjes of Reed City; Nicole (Dave) Guild of Gowen, Elizabeth (Ryan) Szymanski of Reed City and Steven (Kelli) Vaartjes of Reed City; grandchildren Savannah, Eli, Sigmund, Zack and Nick; Clara Dirkmaat (sister) of Jenison, Gaitske (sister) (Maarten) Beneker of the Netherlands, Leida Oud (sister in law),  Klazien Best (sister in law), Arie Jongejan (brother in law) and many other relatives and friends.    A memorial gathering in celebration of Hendrik’s life will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101 at 1320 W Washington St. in Greenville. Located next door to the Castle Brewery.

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5:00 PM 7/19/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/19/2019 8:00:00 PM
Ray I Booth American Legion Post 101

1320 W. Washington
Greenville, MI 48838

Ray I Booth American Legion Post 101
1320 W. Washington Greenville 48838 MI
United States

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