Russell D. TenHagen, Sr.

February 18, 1926 ~ December 11, 2020 (age 94)

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Russell D. TenHagen, Sr., age 94 of Grand Haven, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at home, with his family by his side. He was born on February 18, 1926 in Grand Haven, MI to the late John and Beatrice (Dreese) TenHagen. Russ married Mary VerBerkemos on August 2, 1947 in Grand Haven. She preceded him in death on April 7, 2020 after 73 years of marriage.

Russ was a life-long resident of Grand Haven and he retired from Anderson Bolling after four decades of service. He was a former member of First Reformed Church in Grand Haven, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and attending sporting events with his family. Russ loved football and baseball, and was an avid Grand Haven Buccaneers and Detroit Tiger’s Fan. He loved his family and friends, and he will be remembered as a loving husband, father, uncle, and good friend to many.

Russ is survived by his three daughters, Christine (David) Brown, Rosemary (Ron) Bishop, and Sandra TenHagen; his son, Rusty TenHagen; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews, and many friends whose lives Russ touched.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Kilbrey; half-brother, Leo Tuttle; and sisters-in-law, Joyce Fritz, Doris Buller, and Krien VerBerkemos.

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, private family services will be held at Klaassen Family Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Taylor officiating. Interment will be at Lake Forest Cemetery.

Cards may be sent to the family at 1343 Slayton St., Grand Haven, MI 49417.

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Funeral Service


December 18, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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