Clarence Roland VerBerkmoes, age 85 of Grand Haven, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 19, 2020 in Grand Haven. He was born on December 26, 1934 in Grand Haven, MI to the late Joseph and Gertrude (Voogt) VerBerkmoes. Clarence married Rebecca Griswold on June 18, 1954 in Grand Haven, MI and she preceded him in death on March 22, 2016 after 61 years of marriage.
Clarence graduated from Grand Haven High School, Class of 1953. He was very active in high school sports where he was on the track team and played baseball and basketball. Upon graduation from high school, he proudly served his country in the Army National Guard and then went on to work at Oldberg’s, AP Parts, and retiring from Grand Transformers.
Clarence was a member of Robinson Grace Church for many years and loved spending time with his family; namely his grandkids and great-grandkids. He was a big U of M Football fan who enjoyed woodworking, hunting, camping, and cooking.
Clarence will be remembered and greatly missed by his daughter, Denise (Paul) Slovinski of Rotonda West, FL; his son, Jeffery (Jan) VerBerkmoes of Grand Haven; four grandchildren: Jared VerBerkmoes, Jill Payne, Regina Skaggs, and Gregory Slovinski; five great-grandchildren: Kylee, Kierstyn, Rosalind, Elsa, and Paul; brother, Gerald (Betty) VerBerkmoes; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Trowbridge, Ethel Czarney, Joan VerBerkmoes, Dorothy VerBerkmoes, Jane VerBerkmoes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca; three brothers, Joseph, Alford, and Gary VerBerkmoes; sister, Jacoba Rowell; and his grandson, Jace VerBerkmoes.
The Funeral Service for Clarence will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Robinson Grace Church (14211 120th Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417) with Pastor Bill Russell officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Church. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Robinson Grace Church.
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Robinson Grace Church
14211 120th Ave., Grand Haven MI 49417