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Donald Frank Khodl

January 18, 1934 ~ March 23, 2022 (age 88)


Donald Frank Khodl, age 88 of Grand Haven, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at home. He was born on January 18, 1934 in Chicago, IL to the late Joseph and Blanche (Zalud) Khodl.  Don married Frances P. Helmers on August 27, 1955 in Grand Haven, MI.

Don was a member of First Presbyterian Church, along with the Grand Haven Eagles Aerie 925, Muskegon Gun Club, and the NRA. He served as past president of the North Ottawa Rod and Gun Club and spent many years teaching Hunter Safety courses for Ottawa County.

Don worked as a construction coordinator most of his life and was an avid deer hunter, fisherman, and skeet & trap shooter. He especially loved spending time up north at his cottage on the Betsie River.

Don is lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 66 years, Fran; his three sons, Steve (Sandy) Khodl of Grand Haven, Dan (Lori) Khodl of Holland, and Mike (Kendal) Khodl of Grand Rapids; eight grandchildren: Chad (Sarah),  Ryan, Adam (Jamie), Nick (Rachael), Sean, Jacob, Rachael, and Megan Khodl; four great-grandchildren, Adah, Wyatt, Eva, and Eden Khodl; sisters, Marlene Moll, Nancy (Lowen) Mills, and Paula (Jeff) Gish; brother-in-law, John (Marilyn) Helmers; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Norman “Pete” Moll.

The Memorial Service for Don will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Troy Hauser Brydon officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27th at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of North Ottawa Community or First Presbyterian Church.

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April 27, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Memorial Service
April 28, 2022

1:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
508 Franklin Ave.
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Cemetery Interment

Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery
17200 Lincoln St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417


First Presbyterian Church
508 Franklin Ave., Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-842-6760

Hospice of North Ottawa Community
1309 Sheldon Road, Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-846-2015

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