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Gilbert Schimmel

Our Heavenly Father in His infinite wisdom delivered Mr. Gilbert Schmmel, age 89, to be with Himself on Sunday, November 3, 2019.  “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:3)  He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Grace (Kamps).  He will be lovingly remembered by his children, James and Carol Schimmel, Daniel and Judy Schimmel, Deb and Hank Vander Waal, Ruth Schimmel, David and Shelly Schimmel, Tim Schimmel, Tom and Beth Schimmel, Yvonne Schimmel; 31 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gert Schimmel, Myra Kamps, Louis and Esther Kamps, Nancy Kamps, Leon Kamps; many nieces and nephews.  Private family graveside services will be held at River Bend Cemetery.  A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 11 am at Grace Protestant Reformed Church, 11225 8th Ave NW, Grand Rapids, with Rev. Ron Van Overloop officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm at the church.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Covenant Christian High School.

  1. To the schimmel family you have our sympathies in the passing of your father . we have many good memories of Gib our old neighbor.

    - Bob & Fran Vugteveen
  2. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Gib. Our sincerest condolences to the whole family.

    - Jesse and Lynn Wells
  3. Ruth and Family,

    Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your dear father.

    Wes and Chris Mepyans

    - Chris Mepyans
  4. Dear DEb and Hank,also other familymembers.
    My sincere condolances with the departure of your father to God,s heavenly home.
    Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Heel veel Sterkte.
    Big hug,

    - M.C Hop

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