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Leonard Brink

Leonard Brink, age 93, of Allendale, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, September 23, 2019. He was quiet and gentle, a man of faith, and treasured his family. Leonard was a WWII veteran, proudly serving his country in the U.S. Army 28th Division, 110th Infantry. Leonard worked for Hekman Furniture, retiring after 42 years of dedicated service. Following retirement, he and his wife Grace volunteered their time and talents at Rehoboth Christian School, using his knowledge of woodworking to benefit many. He loved the outdoors, especially camping and traveling. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Grace Brink; son-in-law, Vern Groen; and his three sisters. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Ron and Marcia Brink, Jan Groen, Douglas and Beth Brink, Steve Brink, Laurel and Steve Cerda; grandchildren, Melissa and Kevin Bosma, Marcie and Jeff Leegwater, Rob and Melissa Brink, Channon and Ken Martin, John Groen, Aimee Brink, Curt Brink, Nate Brink, Jessica  Paas (Ken), Ben and Melissa Brink, Eric Vander Kooi, Andy and Ashlee Vander Kooi; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; and several loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at First Allendale Christian Reformed Church, 5734 Country View, Allendale, with Rev. Ken Kruithoff officiating.  Interment will be held at Allendale Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf (Allendale) 6651 Scott St. and on Monday from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the church.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Rehoboth Christian School or to Allendale Christian School.


  1. Our first reaction to news of Len’s death was sadness, but on reflection we praise GOD for Lens life and friendship. Together Len and Grace were a gentle, humble couple. Every time Betty makes her apple-sauce cake she thinks of Len. We thank GOD they now enjoy eternal life. be assured of our prayers and great memories.

    - Bruce and Betty Matthews

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