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Gerald T. Van Den Top

Gerald T. Van Den Top, age 81, of Coopersville, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, December 2, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gerrit (June) Van Den Top and Alvin Van Den Top; brother-in-law, Jay Veenstra; sister-in-law, Ann (Arie) Griffioen; grandson, Robert TerAvest; great-grandson, Blake VanOostenbrugge.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Clara (Veenstra) Van Den Top; children, Barb (Randy) Feenstra, Ruth (Arlen) TerAvest, Bob (Carey) Van Den Top, Joyce (Karl) VanOostenbrugge, Marge (Bill) Zwak, Ed (Chris) Van Den Top, Don Van Den Top, Tom (Erika) Van Den Top; daughter-in-law, Lisa Van Den Top; 35 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ira (Mary) Veenstra, Helen Veenstra, Hazel Besselsen, Merle (Kay) Veenstra; and many nieces and nephews.  Gerald was a devoted husband and father, a lifelong farmer and an avid fisherman. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Protestant Reformed Church, 11225 8th Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, with Rev. Ron Van Overloop officiating.  Interment will be held at Rosedale Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday, December 3, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Grace Protestant Reformed Church and Wednesday from 10:00- 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Grace Protestant Reformed Church Building Fund.

  1. My sympathies to Clara and his whole family. I had the privilege of teaching several of his grandchildren at Hope school. He has a wonderful family and I know he will be greatly missed. You are in my prayers.

    - Anita Haak
  2. Zo sorry for your loss
    the family is in our prayers

    - Jeannette v Nieuwkoop
  3. Our sincere sympathy!

    - Jim & Eunice Kooiman

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