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Henry "Hank" John Crum

June 2, 1929 ~ November 13, 2021 (age 92)

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Henry “Hank” John Crum, age 92 of Grand Haven, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Robbinswood Assisted Living. He was born on June 2, 1929 in Grand Haven, MI to the late Peter and Jane (Hoogemoot) Crum. Hank married Mary Meeuwsen in 1947 in Grand Haven.

After graduating from Grand Haven High School, Henry proudly served his country in the US Army during World War II. He worked for Story and Clarke Piano Factory for a short time, and then Oldberg Manufacturing for many years. Hank later worked for Modern Cutting Service with his son, and then Barnes Security at Consumers Energy. He was a member of the American Legion, Charles A. Conklin Post 28 in Grand Haven and in his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, using his skills to carve bears and ducks out of wood.

Henry was a man who loved the Lord with all of his heart, and he would let you know that, too. Family was everything to him. Henry loved and adored his wife, along with his entire family. He looked forward to the family get-togethers over the years, which were many, and loved spending time with each and everyone of his family members; asking them how they were doing, and truly wanting to know. The amazing memories of him that will last a lifetime.

Hank's favorite verse was John 3:16. And because he was a wood-carver and artist, he often wrote that scripture on his artwork. He wanted to witness to whoever he could that we are all saved by grace, and that Jesus died on the cross to save us all.

Hank is lovingly remembered and survived by his wife, Mary; his daughter, Renee (Kent) Roberts; his three sons, David (Mary Anne) Crum, Ron Crum, Steve (Donna) Crum; daughter-in-law, Leigh Sneller; 20 grandchildren; multiple great-grandchildren; siblings, Jane (Bill) and Paul (Joyce) Crum; and sisters-in-law, Janice (Jay) Kuntz, Barb (Jerry) Meeuwsen, and Barb (Earl) Meeuwsen. He was preceded in death by his son, Marc Crum.

A Memorial Service for Hank will take place at First Christian Reformed Church at a later date to be announced. Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Love in Action. 

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Lake Forest Cemetery
1304 Lake Ave
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Memorial Service at a later date

First Christian Reformed Church
516 South Ferry
Grand Haven, MI 49417


Love in Action
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