John E. Klop, age 75 of Spring Lake, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at home, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 8, 1945 in Grand Haven, MI to the late Adrian and Alice (Sikkema) Klop. John married Amy Jean Wilson on April 13, 1974 in Holland, MI.
John was a graduate of Grand Haven High School and went on to proudly serve his country in the US Army from 1965 to 1967. He was a lifelong resident of Grand Haven and worked for Bill Peterson Septic Tank and Vault Co. for 12 years. He then worked in Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance for the Ottawa County Road Commission until his retirement.
John was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed being a member of the American Legion, Charles A. Conklin Post 28, in Grand Haven. He loved his family and will be missed by many.
John is lovingly remembered and survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Amy Klop of Spring Lake; his two sons, Charlie Klop of West Olive, MI and Nathan (Emilie) Klop of Holton, MI; two grandchildren, Alexis McConnell and Benjamin Klop; sister, Jean Farmer of Batesville, AR; and brother, Steve (Ruth Ann) Klop of Fountain, MI. He was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Klop.
Private family services will take place on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home, with Reverend Dan Anderson officiating. Interment will be at Grand Haven Township Lakeshore Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Legion Post #28 or Hospice of North Ottawa Community.
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American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28
700 Harbor Avenue, Grand Haven MI 49417
Hospice of North Ottawa Community
1309 Sheldon Road, Grand Haven MI 49417