We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Klaassen Family Funeral Home
Donald William Styx, age 90 of Grand Haven, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022. He was born on July 6, 1931 to William and Phyllis Styx, in the original family home known as, “Styx Hall," a popular resort and dance hall.
Don graduated from Grand Haven High School and went on to serve our country in the US Army from 1949 to 1952. He was employed as an insurance salesman for many years and worked for American Community Life and Health prior to his retirement.
Don married Elizabeth Schippers on February 25th in Las Vegas, NV and they were blessed with 38 years of happy marriage.
Don enjoyed his work and all the people he interacted with, and was an avid fisherman and deer hunter. He enjoyed being out on the water, traveling, and listening to jazz and polka music. Don played the piano, organ, accordion, and harmonica, and had a hobby of collecting old sheet music.
He volunteered with Hospice of North Ottawa Community and North Ottawa Community Hospital, and was a member of the American Legion, Charles A. Conklin Post 28 and the VFW Sgt. Alvin Jonker Post 2326.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth; his children, Jason (Megan) Styx of Brookfield, IL and their children, Neil and Peter; and Lynn (Horace) Thompson of Big Rapids and their children, Brian and John; and great-grandchildren; step- children, Bruce and Jon Brosseit; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters- in-law, Pat (Howard) Bekins and Edna Schut.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Phyllis (Vern) Leatherman and Beatrice (Dr. Floyd) Rogelski; brothers-in-law, Jim, Don, and Marinus Schippers; and sisters-in-law, Nina Otto, Alice Polizh, Marie Plant, and Tillie Spangler.
The Memorial Service for Don will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ with Pastor Matt Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Full Military Honors to be provided by the American Legion, Charles A. Conklin Post 28.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Salvation Army-Grand Haven or a charity of donor choice.
The Salvation Army-Grand Haven
310 N. Despelder St., Grand Haven MI 49417
Charity of Choice