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Donald Gene Weesies

April 17, 1934 ~ May 27, 2021 (age 87)

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Donald Gene Weesies, age 87 of Grand Haven, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Heartwood Lodge. He was born on April 17, 1934 in Montague, MI to the late Claude and Jantina (Newmyer) Weesies. Donald married June Kool on March 15, 1956 in Grand Haven, MI.

Upon finishing high school, Don proudly served his country in the US Army from 1954 to 1955. He worked at DeYoung Oil, followed by DeYoung Builders, and began his career as a draftsman for Rycenga Homes, where he was employed for 30 years.

Don was an active member of Second Christian Reformed Church where he formerly served as Deacon. He spent many years building several new homes and apartments, and also volunteered many hours on the additions to Second Christian Reformed Church and Grand Haven Christian School. Don also enjoyed serving his community by volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and making sports banners for Western Michigan Christian school gymnasium.

He loved sports, especially basketball and baseball, and attended many of his kids and grandkid’s games.

Don is survived by his wife of 65 years, June Weesies of Grand Haven; his three sons, Scot (Linda) Weesies of Gulf Port, FL, Brent (Lori) Weesies of Caledonia, MI, and Todd Weesies of Grand Rapids, MI; his four grandchildren, Jennifer (Brandon) Couture, Jessica (Kyle) Rider, Chad (Leah) Weesies, and Jack Weesies; great-grandchildren: Logan & Blakely Couture, and Jamison, Emilia, and Theodore Rider. Also surviving are his three sisters, Charlotte Betten of Grand Rapids, Ellen Johnson of Montague, and Fran Weerstra of Spring Lake; two brothers, David (Barb) Weesies and Kenneth Weesies; and in-laws: Jerry, John, Tom, and David Kool, and Madge Jerovsek, Mary Hall, and Cherri Deur.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Calvin Weesies.

The Funeral Service for Donald will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Second Christian Reformed Church with Rev. David Zuidema officiating. Full Military Rites will be performed by the VFW Sgt. Alvin Jonker Post 2326. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to West Michigan Christian Schools, Grand Haven Christian School, or Tri-Cities Habitat for Humanity.

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June 3, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Funeral Service
June 4, 2021

2:00 PM
Second Christian Reformed Church
2021 Sheldon Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Cemetery Interment

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


West Michigan Christian Schools
455 East Ellis Rd., Muskegon MI 49441
Tel: 1-616-607-6358

Grand Haven Christian School
1102 Grant Avenue, Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-842-5420
Web: http://

Tri-Cities Area Habitat for Humanity
600 S. Beacon Blvd Suite C, Grand Haven MI 49417
Tel: 1-616-846-1505

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