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Donald J. Werkema

Donald Jon Werkema, age 71, of Hudsonville, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his sister Jan Stevens. Don will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Sue; their children, Tom (Val) Powers, Tim (Amie) Powers, Ted (Karen) Powers, Tobin (Judy) Powers, Tyler (Michelle) Werkema, Tammy (Steve) Van Dyken; grandchildren, Kristina (Kellan), Stephanie (Jake), Trent, Josh, Bethany, Nathan, Kaila, Grace, Haley, Eli, Belle, Jordyn, Isaiah, Andrew, Rachel, Matthew, and honorary grandson, Adam VerMeer; great-grandchildren, Ethyn, Katelyn, and Kaiden; sister, Sue (Del) Marcus; and several nieces and nephews.    Don served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam.  Don greatly enjoyed his summers at Sandy Pines with family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at 11:00 am at Fellowship Reformed Church, 6610 36th Ave., Hudsonville, with Rev. Shawn Hulst officiating.  Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday from 6-9 pm at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW.

  1. Sending our sympathy to you Sue and your family. My heart goes out to you. God be with you!

    - Al & Marilee(Marcus) Schut
  2. Werkema and Powers family, deepest sympathy and condolences to You during these sad times. Big Don was a good man the years we had him at AAASling ,many memories and stories.

    - Al vant voort
  3. Sincere sympathies for the family of such a good man.

    - Diane Klaiber Vanloocke

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