Rev. Garrett H. Stoutmeyer

December 31, 1932 ~
January 5, 2021

Rev. Garrett H. Stoutmeyer, born in Kalamazoo, MI, on December 31, 1932, went to be with the Lord on January 5, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garrett and Margaret Stoutmeyer; sister, Paula Dobson; and his in-laws, Gilbert and Rose Bussies; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Vander Hulst.

Garrett graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School, attended Western Michigan University, and Westminster Seminary-Philadelphia, PA; his greatest academic joy was to graduate from Calvin College where he received his BD and Master of Divinity degrees. Ordained in 1958, it was his privilege to serve CRC churches in New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois and Florida. While in Holland, MI, he was the daily radio minister of “At the Master’s Feet”. Delegated to Synod several times, he served as a Synodical Deputy, Classical Clerk of several Classis, Board of Calvin College Trustees, and the Board of World Missions. He was awarded a Clinical Pastoral Education degree from MacNeal Memorial Hospital in Berwyn, IL. Following retirement in 1997, together with Barbara, they founded the non-denominational Central Chapel and Lake Alfred Ministry in Haines City, FL, and he preached there for 17 consecutive winters. He is remembered for his gift of memorization and oration; his great joy was bringing God’s word and he expressed gratitude for living his passion of preaching, teaching, and counseling.

He is survived by his loving and supportive wife of 66 years, Barbara; his children, Cynthia Volkers, Carolyn (Dr. Justin) Wilson, Daniel (Lisa) Stoutmeyer; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. A private family celebration of life service has taken place with the burial at Graafschaap Cemetery in Holland. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to LaGrave Christian Reformed Church or World Renew.

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January 13, 2021 10:09pm
We extend our sincere sympathy to you Barb and your family. We remember your time of ministry at Calvin CRC. We always enjoyed hearing Garry preach in his precise manner (and wearing his robe). Then meeting again several years later. Don and Kathy Cook

- Don and Kathy Cook

January 13, 2021 11:03am
Hello Barb, If I I recall correctly, you lived in Coopersville when we lived in Lamont. I am sorry to read of your loss just now. May the God of all comfort bless you and hold you close.

- Lloyd Wolters

January 12, 2021 12:13pm
We’re sorry to learn of Garry’s passing. Know that you are in our thought and prayers. John and Kathy

- John and Kathy Kools

January 11, 2021 9:23am
My sympathy to you, Barb. I remember the years you were at Seymour. Both of you were so gracious. Garrett's words to me so encouraging and kind.

- Henry Admiraal

January 08, 2021 7:56am
We are praying for you and your family. You and Gary were dear friends to our parents for many years. May God give you comfort and peace.

- Richard and Brenda Averill

January 06, 2021 10:40am
Our sympathy to you, Barbara. We will be in prayer for you and the family during this difficult time. There remain a good number of your friends at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church who fondly recall your ministry years spent with us. God's blessing to you.

- Bert DeJong

January 06, 2021 8:50am
Barb and family, Our sincere condolences on the passing of Gary. We enjoyed talking and spending time with Barb and Gary in Florida at CP2.

- Ed and JoAnn Blow




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