Herm Van Laar

January 25, 1931 ~
July 3, 2021

It pleased God to take Herm Van Laar, age 90, of Grandville, from this world to Himself on Saturday, July 3, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Arleen Van Laar. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Sherri and Dick Kanten, Deb and Steve Dobbs, Jim and Susan Van Laar, Mike and Mary Van Laar, Brian and Julie Van Laar; grandchildren, Kim and Dave Fleming, Courtney and Matt Stellema, Holly and Adam Berkey, Chris Kanten, Kelsea Kanten, Seth Kanten, Ashley and Celo Masnica, Leah Brink, Eric and Heather Van Laar, Joel and Amanda Van Laar, Greg and Patty Van Laar, Jeff and Allie Van Laar, Jana Van Laar, Dan and Hailey Van Laar, Jonathan Van Laar, Katelyn Van Laar, Sarah Van Laar, Rachel Van Laar, David Van Laar; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Regts, Edna and Roger Snoeyink, Ruth and John Link; sisters-in-law, Carol Van Spronsen, Phyllis and Pete Miedema; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, O-60 Port Sheldon SW, Grandville, with Rev. Lew VanderMeer and Rev. Dr. Marvin Heyboer officiating. The burial will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet the family Sunday, July 11, from 4-7 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW and Monday from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Crossroads Prison Ministries.

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” Psalm 116:15

Visitation
Sunday, July 11
4:00pm - 7:00pm

MKD - Grandville
4145 Chicago Dr. SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Phone: (616) 534-8656

Visitation
Monday, July 12
10:00am - 11:00am

Trinity Christian Reformed Church
60 Port Sheldon SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Funeral Service
Monday, July 12
11:00am

Trinity Christian Reformed Church
60 Port Sheldon SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Leave Your Tribute Message

July 12, 2021 11:37pm
Our condolences to the entire family. Before Covid, we sat near Herm almost every Sunday at Trinity and spoke with him often. He was always very upbeat and friendly. When Covid hit, I spoke with Herm several times and visited him once at his home. He always assured me that he was doing fine and I didn't have to worry about him. He told me he was keeping busy and that his kids (& grandkids) were looking out for him too! He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Craig & Kathy Flietstra

- Craig & Kathy Flietstra

July 04, 2021 7:45pm
My condolences to Dick and Sherri Kanten and family

- Kristy Slingerland (Lamain)

July 03, 2021 4:48pm
I feel honored to have met Grandpa VanLaar. Enjoyed the time we spent working together on pizza crusts. I will miss his help and his wit. Rest in peace.

- Mary Ianni




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