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Christian "Chris" Vande Guchte

March 10, 1920 ~ April 26, 2017 (age 97)
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VANDE GUCHTE -  Christian “Chris” Vande Guchte, age 97 of Grandville, formerly of Sheboygan Wisconsin, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

He was born on March 10, 1920 in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin to Martin and Katherine Vande Guchte. Chris was preceeded in death by son David Vande Guchte, brothers Robert and Bernard Vande Guchte and sister Cordelia DeBlaey.

He is survived by his wife Janet (Dekker) Vande Guchte; children Jack(Dottie) Vande Guchte, James Vande Guchte, Jill (Bob) Bouws, Tom (Mary) Vande Guchte; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; sister, Judy (Jack) Knosher; brother Rev. Howard (Ginny) Vande Guchte; and many nephews and nieces.

Chris proudly served in World War II as a B-24 bomber pilot and was awarded both the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. He joined the Air Force Reserves and flew jet fighters for several years. He retired from the Reserves as a Major in 1980. Chris spent his career working as a superintendent for Gabe’s Construction Company in Sheboygan and Madison, Wisconsin. He served on the Sheboygan Christian School Board and as an elder in the various churches where he was a member over the years. He was currently a member of Hope Christian Reformed Church in Grandville. 

A memorial service for Chris will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Cook Memorial Chapel (East Building), 4235 Prairie St., S.W., Grandville, with Rev. Dale Fopma officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet the family one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Grandville Cemetery. 

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Sheboygan County Christian School, 418 Geele Ave., Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53083. 

The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcares.com.

 


Charitable donations may be made to:

Sheboygan County Christian School
418 Geele Avenue, Sheboygan WI 53083
Tel: 1-920-457-3060
Web: http://www.scceagles.com



 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
May 6, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
4235 Prairie Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Funeral Service
Saturday
May 6, 2017

11:00 AM
Cook Memorial Chapel (East building)
4235 Prairie Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418


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