Alvin Jay Elzinga

August 16, 1935 ~
April 16, 2021

Alvin “Tiny” Jay Elzinga, age 85, of Grandville, went to be with his Lord on Friday, April 16, 2021. Tiny started Tiny’s Auto Sales 61 years ago. He loved his family and his cars. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mary Lou Elzinga; son, Scott Elzinga. He is survived by his son, Steve Elzinga; daughter, Shelley Weller; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Allison and Tim Schuchardt (Ava, Noah, Claire), John and Annie Weller (Beckett, Sullivan, Banks), Scott and Shelby Weller (Reid, Zara); sisters, Karen and Dan Lubberts, Marcia and Dale Bouma; sister-in-law, Carolee Zoerhoff. Relatives and friends may meet the family on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, from 5:00-6:45 p.m. at Newhall Community Church, 3746 Byron Center, Wyoming. The service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church, with Rev. Paul Wesselink, officiating. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Vista Springs and a special hospice group of Spectrum Health for their loving care. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Spectrum Health Hospice.

Tuesday, May 4
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Newhall Community Church
3746 Byron Center Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49519

Funeral Service
Tuesday, May 4

Newhall Community Church
3746 Byron Center Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49519

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April 25, 2021 12:45pm
We were Tiny's next door neighbors for 44 years and saw him move through the difficulties of keeping up with his business, loss of his son and eventual decline. We didn't see him during the last few years, and it appeared that Steve had taken the helm of the business, but he will be missed. After I completed my graduate work and matriculated from being a custodian to an English professor, he always referred to me with the greeting, "Hey, Professor!" He will be missed and looking over at the big house behind the car lot, I send my best wishes to everyone who lives there. Peace to you all.

- David and Suzanne Cope

April 25, 2021 12:44pm
Steve & Shelley, Our hearts are heavy with sadness. We have really good memories of Tiny, Mary Lou and your family and pray that God will grant peace to your hearts with your own memories. Dawn & Kathy Westmaas

- Dawn & Kathy Westmaas

April 24, 2021 9:31pm
Steve and Shelley, I was saddened to learn that your dad has passed. One of my lasting memories of him was that whenever I was back in Grandville, and he saw me, he would shout out, "Teacher!" Well, I didn't become a teacher, but I'm a librarian, which is pretty close. Many fond memories of your dad and mom and all of you. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

- Carol Drost

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