Donald H. Japinga

October 10, 1919 - August 30, 2012 

Donald H. Japinga

October 10, 1919 - August 30, 2012 

Obituary for Donald H. Japinga

Donald H. Japinga, age 92, of Holland, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Resthaven Care Center.

Donald was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Sea Bees during World War II and was a past commander of the VFW Post 2144 in Holland.

He was preceded in death by nine siblings and a son, Thomas (2003).

He is survived by his wife, Gladys; Children, Mary and Brian Hansen of Florida, Judy Japinga-Allen of Holland; Daughter-in-law: Sandy Japinga of Holland; Grandchildren: Melissa and Larry Rewa, Becky and Fred Huddleston, Cody and Jenelle Japinga, Mitchell and Tara Allen, Kelly Allen and Cari Hart; Many Great Grandchildren; Brothers and sisters in law: Mabel Japinga of Ann Arbor, Roscoe DeVries of Holland, Vernon and Delores Machiele of Holland, Dee Machiele of Fremont; Many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A graveside service will be 2:30pm Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Leigh VanKempen.

Memorial contributions may be given to the VFW Post 2144 or to Bethel Program at Resthaven Care Center.

The family is being served by Lakeshore Memorial Services in Holland.

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