Henry Ter Horst, Jr.

May 11, 1935 ~
June 30, 2021

Henry Ter Horst, Jr., age 86, of Grand Rapids, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Hank was co-owner of Ter Horst & Rinzema Construction Co. and Cascade, Jenison and Greenville Car Wash. A faithful servant of Christ, he was a longtime member of Cascade Fellowship Church. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. After retirement, he enjoyed spending summers at the cottage on White Lake, and winters in Naples, FL.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 66 years, Marge; children: Doug and Monica Ter Horst, Dan and Deb Ter Horst, Deb and John Rose, Karry Betten-Ter Horst, Mike Ter Horst and Ingrid Ter Horst; 15 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sisters and brother: Ardith Roodvoets, Jane and Gord Zylstra, James and Jane Ter Horst; brother-in-law, Henry and Doreen Triezenberg; many dear nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Henry “Butch” Ter Horst III; brother, Donald and Shirley Ter Horst; brothers-in-law: Fred Roodvoets, Herman and Shirley Triezenberg; sister-in-law, Jerri and Cal Smitter.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 7 at Cascade Fellowship Church, 6655 Cascade Rd., Grand Rapids, with Rev. Bill Witt and Rev. Milton Doornbos officiating. Burial will be held at Cascade Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood and one hour prior to the service at the church. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Faith Hospice and especially Dawn Mango, his personal nurse, for all the love and support they have given. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice.

Visitation
Tuesday, July 6
2:00pm - 4:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Visitation
Tuesday, July 6
6:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Visitation
Wednesday, July 7
10:00am - 11:00am

Cascade Fellowship Christian Reformed Church
6655 Cascade Rd.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Funeral Service
Wednesday, July 7
11:00am

Cascade Fellowship Christian Reformed Church
6655 Cascade Rd.
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Leave Your Tribute Message

July 13, 2021 11:35am
Marge we are so sorry to hear about the loss of Hank. He was a wonderful friend and an great man. We will keep you in our prayers and pray the God will bring peace to you during this time. Our home is always open to you. Please come visit

- Bob and Julie Rinzema

July 10, 2021 11:41am
Aunt Marge, We are sad to hear about Uncle Hanks passing. But we know he is in the loving, healing arms of Jesus. We will keep you and the family in our prayers as you grieve and celebrate his entrance to heaven. What a reunion he is having! Hugs- Don & Ann

- Don & Ann TerHorst

July 03, 2021 3:09pm
So many happy memories of Hank, fishing, golfing, playing card games and dining. He loved Perkins lemon meringue pie! His earthly journey is finished and has ended in Glory. PTL

- Karen/Harvey Kruithof

July 02, 2021 9:29am
Marge, I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's death. I'm sure Dave was there to greet him as he arrived in his heavenly home. Someday we'll all be reunited! Thoughts and prayers are with you! Karen Kass

- Karen Kass

July 01, 2021 2:30pm
I will always remember and appreciate Mr. Terhorst's love for the Lord. He oftened expressed his love around the dinner table by reading the word of God. My sweet and dearest friend Deb would invite me to family dinner on Sunday's where I experienced Mr. TerHorst reading the Bible to all of us. I believe this experience help mold my faith! As I think about him today, I can only imagine the trumpet sound when Hank entered heaven! "Well Done My Faithful Servant!"

- Jeff and Glenda Wilhelm




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