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Matthew Todd VanKuikenAugust 26, 1976 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 40)
Matthew T. VanKuiken, age 40 of Grand Haven passed away Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at home. Matt was born August 26, 1976 to Jerry and Sherrie (Nysson) VanKuiken in Grand Rapids. He graduated from Grand Haven High School and went on to study at Cornerstone University. Matt was a member of Watermark Church. He played the trumpet in high school and enjoyed biking and fishing. Matt especially loved spending time with his boys. He is survived by his sons, Nathan and Caleb VanKuiken both of Grand Haven; parents, Jerry and Sherrie of East Jordan, MI; brother, Jeff and Christy VanKuiken of Grand Haven; grandmothers, Edith VanKuiken and Mary Beth Nysson both of Grand Rapids and two nieces, Stephanie and Megan VanKuiken. Matt was preceded in death by his two grandfathers. The memorial service for Matt will be 2:00 pm on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Watermark Church with Pastors Steve Duer and Steve Thompson officiating. Friends and relatives may meet the family two hours prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Matthew VanKuiken Children’s Fund c/o Jerry VanKuiken or Watermark Church Youth Program. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to sign Matt’s online guest book. Arrangements by Klaassen Family Funeral Home.
Matthew VanKuiken Children's Fund c/o Jerry VanKuiken
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Watermark Church - Youth Program
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