Harold John Gless

February 6, 1927 ~
June 9, 2021

Harold John Gless, age 94, of Caledonia, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clare and Nora; wife, Phyllis Jane Gless; brothers and sisters-in-law, Emmett and Bette Gless, Gerald and Marjorie Gless, Richard and Phyllis Gless; sister, Mary Claire Gless; special niece, Kathy Jackson. He is survived by his son, James and fiancée Kristen Lazarski; grandchildren, Sarah and Josh Donker, Nathan and Amy Gless, Mary and Steve Kaiser; mother of his grandchildren, Lynn Gless; great grandchildren, Hayden and Emmett Donker, Delanie, Anna, Gavin Gless, Tyler, Lilly, and Dillon Kaiser; sisters-in-law, Cecilia Patterson, Ruth Debrie; special friend, Barbara Scott; many wonderful nieces and nephews. Harold was a life-long resident of Caledonia and very active in his community. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired as President of State Bank of Caledonia after 46 years of employment. Harold was a founding member of St. Mary Magdalene Parish as well as Holy Family Parish, Charter Member of Caledonia American Legion Post 305, and a member of Caledonia Lions Club. He looked forward to his Tuesday afternoon get-togethers with a few of his good friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 am Monday, June 14 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 9669 Kraft SE, Caledonia, with Rev. Phil Shangraw officiating. Burial St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Sunday, June 13 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 616 E. Main St. SE, Caledonia with a prayer service at 7 pm. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Holy Family Catholic Church or the American Legion Post 305.

Sunday, June 13
2:00pm - 4:00pm

MKD - Caledonia
616 E. Main St. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Phone: (616) 891-8155

Sunday, June 13
4:00pm - 6:00pm

MKD - Caledonia
616 E. Main St. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Phone: (616) 891-8155

Prayer Service
Sunday, June 13
7:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Caledonia
616 E. Main St. SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

Phone: (616) 891-8155

Monday, June 14

Holy Family Catholic Church
9669 Kraft SE
Caledonia, MI 49316

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June 14, 2021 9:55am
There was no finer gentleman ever than Harold. He radiated kindness and concern for others always. Although we haven't visited with him in years, he will be missed in our hearts.

- Jim & Kathy Loew

June 13, 2021 9:08am
So sorry for your loss. My parents, Robert and Lorraine Debri were your mom's aunt and uncle. Family supports family. Praying for you and you family.

- Mary Kay(Debri)Potyraj

June 12, 2021 11:41am
Jim & family - Sending our sympathy and prayers for all of you. He will be missed by so many. He was a "people person" in the truest sense of the words. Much love, Roger & Joyce Keating

- Joyce L Keating

June 12, 2021 6:23am
Prayers for all of the family, I am so sorry for you loss. He was a great guy. I have many good memories of him. Teri DeLeeuw

- Teresa J DeLeeuw

June 11, 2021 11:29am
Worked for/with Harold for 5 years. I know he will be missed by many. He truly loved his family. I’m sure they have many treasured memories.

- Roxanne Hoeksema

June 10, 2021 8:05pm
So glad our paths crossed these past 7 yrs. Our neighborhood will miss our Patriarch ❤️ Condolences to the family🙏

- Patti Look

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