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Gerald "Jerry" Van Velsen

April 20, 1933 ~ November 1, 2017 (age 84)
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VAN VELSEN  -  Gerald Van Velsen, age 84, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

He was born April 20, 1933 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son to Hubert and Leona (Benham) Van Velsen. Gerald proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Victor Van Velsen.

He is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Marilyn Van Velsen; children Gerald (Kathy) Van Velsen Jr., Wendy (Robert) Reznik, Victor “J” (Pam) Van Velsen, Lee (Chris) Hamilton, Diane Hamilton and David (LuAnn) Hamilton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; his sister, Connie (Max) Baker, along with several extended relatives.

Gerald’s family will meet with relatives and friends from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Cook Funeral Home (West building), 4235 Prairie St., S.W., Grandville, Michigan.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 4, at Cook Memorial Chapel (East building), in Grandville, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m.  A private family interment will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project - West Michigan Veterans Coalition.

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


Charitable donations may be made to:

Wounded Warrior Project-West Michigan Veterans Coalition
Web: http://www.westmichiganveterans.com/vets-services/wounded-warrior-project/



 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
November 3, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cook - Grandville (West building)
4235 Prairie St., S.W.
Grandville, MI 49418

Visitation
Friday
November 3, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cook - Grandville (West building)
4235 Prairie St., S.W.
Grandville, MI 49418

Visitation
Saturday
November 4, 2017

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

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 4, 2017

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


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