Vernon L. Klamer

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