Douglas J. Griffin

August 4, 1955 ~
July 1, 2021

Douglas J. Griffin, age 65, of Caledonia was called home by his heavenly Father on Thursday, July 1, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Marjorie Griffin; brothers, Richard Griffin, Tom Griffin, Mike Griffin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Doris VanVelsen. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Donna; children, Brenda (Brad) Skiba, Kimberly (Barry) Abbott, Chad (MacKenzie) Griffin; grandchildren, Nathan, Natalie, Jenna, Jazmin, Katelyn, Sutton, Micah; brother, Bob (Wynell) Griffin; sister, Sharon (Tump) Bockheim; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Karen Griffin, Sue Griffin, Barb Griffin, Diane (Bryan) Coe, Deb (Tom) Hilbrands, Denise (John) Baker; his canine companion, Bailey; and many nieces and nephews. Doug was a creative woodworking craftsman, an amazing family man who loved to travel and camp. Doug retired from the City of Wyoming Department of Public Works in December of 2015 after 23 years of service. Funeral services will be held 11 am Thursday, July 8 at Ada Bible Church Kentwood Campus, 2045 68th St., Caledonia, with Rev. Jake Oswald and Rev. Londary Hughes officiating. Burial Alaska Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 5-8 pm and Thursday from 10-11 am at the Ada Bible Church Kentwood Campus. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Ada Bible Church Kentwood Campus.

Visitation
Wednesday, July 7
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Ada Bible Church Kentwood Campus
2045 68th Street SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Phone: 616-868-7005

Visitation
Thursday, July 8
10:00am - 11:00am

Ada Bible Church Kentwood Campus
2045 68th Street SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Service
Thursday, July 8
11:00am

Ada Bible Church Kentwood Campus
2045 68th Street SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Leave Your Tribute Message

July 14, 2021 10:50am
Donna, Please know we continue to pray for you during the sad time. We pray you feel the love and peace of Jesus surround you each day. Doug was an amazing person that we will miss so much. The world has definitely lost a great light. We have made a donation to Ada Bible as was your/his wish. Praying that money will go to making Jesus known to more people which is surely what Doug would want. Hugs from Bob and Lisa Hauch

- Lisa and Bob

July 07, 2021 9:05pm
Griffin Family, Doug is one of the great ones. His heart and laugh will continue to make us smile. He was one of our first friends at the Ridge. His love for his family far outweighed most. Donna you were his beautiful wife and his love and admiration for you made me smile. I’m so thankful you have become part of our family. We truly love you all. Thank you Doug for always loving us. Mike, Tennille, Taylor, AliJānna, Addasen and Josie Rasmusse

- Tennille Rasmussen

July 07, 2021 8:57am
Donna and Family, I have a heavy heart for you as you mourn the loss of this very special man. Doug fought a good fight with all his medical problems but God chose to take him home where he could find complete peace and absolutely no more pain. He left you all with some precious memories that you now need to cherish. I thank his sister, Sharon, for sharing his journey with me so I could keep him in my prayers and now I am praying for you to have the strength you need to get through these next days, weeks and years without him. Lean on each other , it lessens the pain. God Bless!

- Janet Lynn Hawblitzel

July 06, 2021 7:15am
Uncle Doug I know I wasn't around very much but I do remeber the times we had when I was little and I will always remeber thise times and to Aunt Donna I am so very sorry for your loss. I am pained for the loss of Uncle Doug, I know I wasn't around much but I truly will miss him alot. I pray that God may help you find the love and comfort and peace you need right now, Uncle Doug was a very good man and im sure he made several impact on people's lives. I will be praying for all of Uncle Dougs family children and so on. Again I am so sorry for all of you its not easy losing your role model. May God heal all of your wounds and let all of you see the Good not the pain.

- Sean. Griffin

July 02, 2021 3:07pm
Brenda, Brad, Natalie, Jenna & Cate, I am sorry for the loss of your Dad & Grandpa. May God’s arms be wrapped around all of you including your Mom. Deb Price

- Debra Price

July 01, 2021 6:26pm
Doug, you will be greatly missed! You were always there and eager to help in any way you could. We all had many great adventures together and those memories will stay forever in our hearts! We love you and will miss you. (Don't worry, we will take care of Donna).

- Tom & Deb Hilbrands

July 01, 2021 5:53pm
Doug was a good friend and coworker. Always kind and caring. My sympathy to Donna and the family. May God comfort you all through this time.

- Steve Smoes




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