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David Galinski

David Paul Galinski, age 29, of Grandville, passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2019, at his family home, following a five-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma. David was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and was a 2009 graduate of Calvin Christian High School.  He graduated with a Marketing degree from Davenport University. David had a passion for life, including travel, hunting, and sports.  He also loved spending time with his family and friends. David was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ.  I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith, II Timothy 4:7.  He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Patricia Galinski, Betty DeJonge; and his grandfather, Bill DeJonge.  He is survived by his parents, Joan and Paul Galinski; sister, Kristin and Eric Sturrus (Madison); grandfather, Raymond (Alice) Galinski; loving aunts and uncles, Kathy and Duaine VanDerBill, Sue and Mike Flikkema, Jayne and Jim Quist, Karen Galinski, Sally and Eugene Rubio, Tom and Patty Galinski; and many beloved cousins. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Christian Reformed Church, 3500 Byron Center Ave. SW, Wyoming, with Pastor Tanner Smith officiating.  Interment will be held at Maplewood Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Michigan/ANCHORS (Helen DeVos) or Children’s Healing Center/AYA Movement.

  1. David was the first person Kate met that was her age that also had cancer. Kate had been keeping her diagnosis pretty quiet and it was with David’s encouragement that she started to be more open. This changed her quality of life for the better. We will always be grateful to David and for his compassionate friendship to Kate.

    - Janet and Jeff
  2. Paul, Joan and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about David’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    - Kim LaVallee
  3. Dear Joan and Paul
    So great a loss can not be comforted by a few words but all your shared times and memories will keep your love one David close forever.
    – with heartfelt sympathy Herb De Jonge

    - Herb De Jonge
  4. Dear Joan and family,
    Know you’re in thoughts and prayers. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy is extended regarding the passing of your son. Many of us have prayed for his comfort and healing along the way over these past 5 years. With great sympathy, Your fellow swimmers at the Visser YMCA

    - Karen Warmouth
  5. Joan, Paul & family-
    I am lifting you in prayer during this time. May God give you peace and comfort.

    - Heidi Smitley
  6. I am so sorry to hear the passing of David. He was a very bright and loved young man. I know he will be dearly missed by those who knew him. I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from God’s word.
    Ecclesiastes 9:5 tells us that the ones who have died are conscious of nothing at all, so it can be comforting to know that they are not suffering.
    Acts 24:15 tells us that there will be a resurrection, so we can have the hope to see our loved ones again.
    Revelation 21:3,4 shows how God will put an end to pain, sickness and death.
    2 Corinthians 1:3,4 shows us that we can pray to God for comfort.
    I hope these Scriptures serve as a consolation to you during this difficult time. If you would like to learn more about the rich blessings God will provide in the future you can email me at or you can visit

    - Marisa

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