Gene Allen VanKoevering

April 24, 1952 ~
February 17, 2021

​Gene Allen VanKoevering, age 68, of Hudsonville, an adored and loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Gene’s wife of 48 years, Joyce, along with their children and grandchildren, Kelly and Doug Nyhuis (Case and Kaylen), Greg and Lori VanKoevering (Jaxon, Kendal, and Gavin), and Nick and Jackie VanKoevering (Jayden, Ty, and Kruz), are so proud of him; knowing his race is finished and that he was welcomed home to the sweet words of His Heavenly Father, “well done my good and faithful servant.” Gene was a very selfless man who loved his family and friends and even more loved Jesus. He demonstrated the hands and feet of Christ and praised the Lord just like in his favorite passage, Psalm 103. Gene’s family would like to invite friends and family to celebrate this amazing man who will be dearly missed on Monday from 4-7pm at Fellowship Reformed Church, 6610 36th Avenue, Hudsonville, 49426. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 11am at Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Gene’s memory to Fellowship Reformed Church or Sandy Pines Chapel.

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February 28, 2021 8:39pm
Joyce I am so sorry for your loss. He will surely be missed.

- Jody Strick

February 22, 2021 5:29pm
Gene was a man who truly lived out the greatest and second commandment; Love God, Love people. Gene set the bar high for us who came behind to follow. Thank you. Blessings to you Joyce and the entire family. Num 6:24-26

- Bill Veldhuizen

February 21, 2021 11:58am
Dear Joyce and Family: I am so saddened to hear of Gene's passing. Gene and his family were such wonderful neighbors to us for so many years on Adams Street. It was so good to see both of you at Rick's funeral - Gene gave me his phone number and told me to call if I needed anything. I thought that was very kind of him; I hadn't seen him (or the two of you) for many years. I remember Gene as a quiet, kind, and gentle man. I am very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time. My sincere sympathy to you and your families.

- Shelley Van Dyke

February 21, 2021 9:08am
Saddened by the news of Gene’s passing. Prayers of comfort and peace for Joyce and family.

- Ann and Terry Whitmyer

February 20, 2021 4:16pm
Gene and Joyce were great neighbors at Sandy Pines. We were always impressed with how he ran the park. He always waved and smiled when he saw us. We missed Gene and Joyce when they moved. God bless Joyce and the family.

- Sherry Schneider

February 19, 2021 6:45pm
I had the honor of working with your Dad/husband for a couple years as a contractor to the park. Gene was always so kind and patient. His wisdom was beautiful and he never appeared stressed even when you knew he was. He always asked about my family and shared about al of you. You are al in my prayers. May the Lord welcome Gene to paradise🙏

- Erin Ludwig

February 19, 2021 10:29am
Dear Friend, you will be missed, always had a smile, never to busy to not talk with people, say hello to my Marie when you see her, she may not remember you but that’s ok, you are both in a better place, peace my Friend!

- Rudy Fojtik

February 19, 2021 10:11am
Thoughts and Prayers to the entire VanKoevering family, friends and all loved ones. I can' not say I new Gene the on a personal level. But what I do know is that a good man is not that of wealth or stature, it is man of humility. And that is what poured out of Gene when ever I had the chance to see him over the years. That's what made Gene not just a good man but a great man. That and the wonderful family that Gene and Joyce have faithfully created. My heart breaks for you all! But knowing that he is Home now is the greatest gift for life after this one. Once again, my thoughts and prayers to all of you. Sincerely, Doug DeVries

- Doug DeVries

February 19, 2021 6:10am
Had many great times on the golf course with him, he was a true friend. He will be missed by all who new him. RIP

- Joe Dyke

February 18, 2021 7:30pm
Gene’s leadership, ideas and accomplishments were a blessing to all of us who love Sandy Pines. I liked him and respected him. He had the intelligence, skills and knowledge of a top executive, enhanced by his devotion to our Lord. His passing is a sad loss for family and everyone who knew him.

- Jesse Larson

February 18, 2021 7:18pm
Dear Joyce, We are so sorry to learn of Gene's passing. We know how much you and your family loved Gene. We are sure you all miss him terribly and we are very sorry to your loss. He was a kind and thoughtful man who took his job and leadership responsibilities at SP to heart with a clear mission to do good for others. We miss seeing you at SP. We send you our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. -- Brad and Cindy

- Brad and Cindy Hutchins

February 18, 2021 6:35pm
Joyce, and family. So sorry for your loss! Prayers for comfort during this time! Barb Schultz

- Barb Schultz

February 18, 2021 6:26pm
We would like to extend our sympathy to Joyce and family. Gene was our neighbor and Terry worked for him at Sandy Pines. He and Joyce were great neighbors and Gene was a joy to work for. He always had a kind word and a wonderful smile. We will hold your family up in our prayers. Terry and Sandy Derks

- Terry Derks

February 18, 2021 5:12pm
Gene was a great boss to work for! He was a great leader and was always a great cheerleader in helping everyone excel and go beyond their own expectations. Gene loved God, Family and Friends. I was blessed to know him and call him my friend. Blessings of Comfort to his family right now knowing that he is with his maker and we will see him again in Heaven.

- Mary Applehof




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