It pleased the Lord to take unto himself, Vernon Klamer, age 84, on Sunday, May 17, 2020. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Vern worked as a celery farmer and learned the value of hard work. Vern cherished time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Vern was thankful for his “name and place” at Hope Protestant Reformed Church where he faithfully served as deacon and elder for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Minnie Klamer; parents-in-law, Preston and Jennie Pepper; brother, Norman Klamer; sister, Glenda Klamer; brothers and sisters-in-law, John VanderBand, Ralph Smalligan, Jim Isenga, Bob and Faith Isenga, Don Isenga, Gerald and Hazel Pepper.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Barbara; seven children, Vicky and Tom VanOverloop, Verna and Chuck Terpstra, Valerie and John VanBaren, Bruce Klamer, Joann Klamer, Vonda and David Jessup, Brenda and Steve Langerak, Brent and Shelli Klamer; 37 grandchildren (and one in Glory); 57 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Maynard and Marge Klamer, Lorraine VanderBand, Marian Klamer, Lois Smalligan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Shirley Isenga, Betty Isenga, Al and Jean Pepper, Norm and Vita Pepper, Dick and Diane Pepper, Ed and Pat Pepper; many nieces and nephews. A private burial service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday at Winchester Cemetery with Rev. James Slopsema officiating. The graveside service will be livestreamed. A special thanks to the staff of Trillium Woods Hospice.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Covenant Christian High School.
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee;
 because he trusted in thee.  Trust ye in the Lord forever,
 for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”  Isaiah 26: 3-4

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May 31, 2020 5:52am
Deepest sympathy to Vernon's family. Worked many years with Vern in the celery . Regret losing contact over the past years as our lives diverged. A fine man who taught me the value of hard work, discipline and loyalty.

- Robert Beck

May 19, 2020 8:15am
Your Heirs Together are with you in prayer Bruce and Kathe

- Heirs Together/Calvary Church

May 19, 2020 8:03am
Though it's hard to sever earthly ties, we can rejoice that the Lord has called one of his own home and he now rests peacefully in the arms of Jesus, free of sin and pain. You are all in our prayers. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15 KJV

- Tim and Tresa Koole and family

May 18, 2020 5:49pm
We offer our deepest sympathies and prayers to all in the family. May God fill that void with His love and tender mercy.

- Greg and Rhonda Holstege

May 18, 2020 4:48pm
Vicky and Tom, with deepest sympathy in the loss of your dad. Thinking of you.

- Sandy (Huizinga) Krikke

May 18, 2020 2:57pm
Vern was a faithful Cristian who loved the Lord with all his heart. He and Barb were wonderful friends. We are so grateful his life touched ours. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barb and her family at this time of great loss.

- Don and Carole Faber

May 18, 2020 11:47am
"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23:6 KJV

- Paul Brinks




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