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Anthony VanBerkum

Anthony T. VanBerkum

Friday, December 12th, 1947 - Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
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Van Berkum, Anthony
12/12/1947-11/18/2020
Anthony Van Berkum (Tony) age 72 of Jenison, Michigan went home to be with his Lord and Savior singing his favorite hymn, “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever” on Wednesday November 18, 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janet Van Berkum and two children; Marc (Niki) Van Berkum and Natascha (Dan) Hirdes. He has 7 grandchildren; JJ, Carson, Easton, Alaina, Maddie, Taya and Caden who called him “Opa.” Tony was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands and proudly became an American Citizen in 1994. He was a hard worker his entire life. He could fix anything and was always available to anyone who needed help.

Tony enjoyed socializing, and getting together with his guy friends to have coffee. He will be dearly missed! Please join us on Saturday, November 21, 2020 to remember and share memories of Tony.

Family may come at 1pm-3pm and friends from 3pm-5pm. This will be an outdoor event due to Covid restrictions.
Event address: 7816 Ronson Jenison, Mi 49428
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Amber Heuvelman & Brian Vitale

Posted at 08:23pm
Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.
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Michael and Suzanne Denny

Posted at 06:22pm
In loving memory of a dear friend. Tony touched all that he came to know in a very special way with his unique personality.
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Suzanne Denny

Posted at 06:11pm
Remember years ago possibly 1971-1972 , I think our oldest son Allen Denny was maybe 10years old, Tony and his friend rented a room from Marjean and Henry who lived next door to us. Really nice fellows. That summer they took Allen over to Garfield Park to the pool and taught him how to swim and dive off the diving board. Really appreciated that they did that. Then Tony a year or two later became engaged to Jan, Henry’s sister and then we played monopoly with the four of them. Then they married, the children came along and over the years we would get together when we could and play cards and had a great time with this amazing couple.
Just a couple of years ago Tony and Jan had us over and we played a game, can’t remember the name of it but it was a Dutch shuffle board game and had fun playing it.
We both will miss Tony but we will see him again in our heavenly home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family.
Sincerely in Christ’s love,
Michael and Suzanne Denny
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