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Orlin Ten Cate

April 16, 1940 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Orlin Ten Cate Obituary

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Orlin Lee Ten Cate, age 83 of Grand Haven, formerly of Minneapolis, MN, lost his earthly battle with dementia on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Orlin was welcomed to his heavenly reward by his Savior Jesus Christ, in whom his faith remained strong even through the progression of his dementia.

Orlin was born on April 16, 1940 in Edgerton, Minnesota, to Peter and Eleanor (Fey) Ten Cate. He married his high school sweet heart, Alyce DeBoer, on May 4, 1962 and they celebrated 60 years of marriage with their children and grandchildren in the summer of 2022.

Orlin was employed by Investors Diversified Services (now American Express) for nearly 40 years. He and Alyce moved to West Michigan after his retirement in 1998 in order to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Orlin is survived by his loving and faithful wife, Alyce; sons, David (Mary, nee Kingma), and their children: Will (and his Fiancée, Hannah Sheridan), Eden, and Jaclyn; Michael (Lt Col USMC Ret.), and his children, Isabelle and Ben; and Thomas (LeeAnn, nee Donlan), and their children, Tommy and Michael; Orlin’s brothers, James (Nancy) and Robert (Sandy) Ten Cate; and Alyce’s six siblings: Pier, Beth, Henry, Joan, Melvin, and Gladi. 

Orlin was preceded in death by his parents; as well as his siblings: Harold, Yvonne, and Beverly.  

The Memorial Service for Orlin will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home, with Pastor Marshall Holtvluwer officiating. Visitation will be held just prior to the service from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Contributions be made to the Luke Society.

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November 17, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Memorial Service
November 17, 2023

1:30 PM
Klaassen Family Funeral Home
1500 Robbins Road
Grand Haven, MI 49417


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