Anthony Meeuwse

Anthony Meeuwse

Anthony ‘Tony’ Meeuwse of Kalamazoo, Michigan,passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at Rose Arbor Hospice. Mr. Meeuwse was born August 31, 1934 in Kalamazoo to Jacob and Marie (DeVries) Meeuwse and had lived in Gobles for 30 years before moving back to Cooper. For many years he was employed in the construction trade as a carpenter, retiring in 1991. Tony was a member of the carpenters union and attended the Oak Grove Bible Church. In his leisure time he enjoyed woodworking, reading and outdoor work.

On August 12, 1995 at Oak Grove Bible Church he married Merrillie Roberts, who survives. Also surviving are a son and a daughter, Ken Meeuwse of San Francisco, CA and Ann (Devon) Pettis of Fremont; grandchildren, Madison, Sean and Connor; a sister, Nell Pohlers; brothers-in-law, Lewis (Pat) Roberts and Vern (Eleanor) Roberts; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Goldie and his brothers, Frank, Garret, Jake and Bert.

Cremation has taken place. Tony’s family will greet friends from 10 to 11 A.M. Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Oak Grove Bible Church, where a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Pastor David Ives officiating.

Contributions in memory of Tony may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice or Oak Grove Bible Church.

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  1. Terry & Jean Wolthuis says:

    What a blessing Tony was to Oak Grove Bible Church. He was a
    friend and teacher of Christ to all. He will truly be missed. Merrillie
    you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead as you
    morn the loss of this very special man.

  2. Judy and Gary Stearns says:

    Ann…We have made the assumption that you are the Ann Meeuwse who was in Gobles Horse 4-H for many years…We were so sorry to hear of your loss…May the love and support of those around you help during this difficult time…Gary and Judy Stearns

  3. Tom and Connie Koning says:

    Tony blessed the people in his live with a quick smile and his friendly nature. He truly was a man of God and had a servant’s heart. Merrillie we are praying for you and the family.
    Tom and Connie

  4. Loriann (Johnson) Harbaugh says:

    My condolences to Ken and Ann, as well as the rest of Mr. Meeuwse’s family. Even though it has been a very long time since I have seen either of you, I think of you often. I hope the love and support from your family and friends helps heal your sadness, and the memories of your dad makes you smile daily.

    With sympathy,

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