Dennis Talsma

Dennis Talsma

Dennis Lee Talsma of Allegan, Michigan, passed away Monday, March 19, 2012, in Allegan. Denny was born September 28, 1950 in Allegan to Nicholas and Josie (Hoekstra) Talsma and was a lifelong resident of the area.

For 15 years he was employed by Rockwell International and then for 25 years by Haworth. In his leisure time he enjoyed golfing and fishing.

On March 17, 1972 in Martin he married Diane Henry, who survives. Also surviving are his son, David (financee – Jami) Talsma of Allegan; his mother, Josie Talsma; two brothers, Dale (Jean) Talsma of Martin and Larry (Deb) Talsma of Hastings; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place and a Memorial Luncheon will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at Christ Community Church, Allegan. Private burial of ashes will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Denny may be made during the memorial luncheon.

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  1. Vicki Wedge says:

    Diane, I’m so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  2. Deb Talsma says:

    RIP Denny. You will be greatly missed brother. I could always count on a good chuckle from you. You made me smile.
    Until we meet again…Love you

  3. Brenda Lewman says:


    Please know that my thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

  4. Cathy & Ken Pardee says:

    Diane, we are so sorry to hear that Denny has passed away. We are in Florida and will not be able to see you at the memorial service on Saturday. Denny was always fun to be around.

  5. Clarence & Lynn Taylor says:

    Diane & Family
    We are so sorry to hear that Denny has passed away. Your family has been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Sharon Schultz says:

    Diane and Dave… I’m so sorry for your loss. Dave, I worked with you and your Dad at Haworth in Allegan for quite a few years. Denny was a crazy but very likeable man. My deepest sympathy to the whole family and god bless. RIP my friend Denny!

  7. ANDY BRANHAM says:

    So sorry to hear about Denny.
    Denny worked with me at rockwell and always did what was asked of him,and more.
    A little bit of a maverick, but always friendly and pleasant.
    Iwill miss him greatly and with fondness.

  8. Lisa fell says:

    I worked with Denny at Haworth and when he was around it seemed like there was never a dull moment. He was always filled with funny jokes. He was a great person and will be missed by many. My thoughts are with his family. You’re up Denny! And thanks again for all the jacajun peanuts Denny.

  9. Tracy Little says:

    Dave~ I’m so sorry to hear the news. I enjoyed getting to know your Dad, and my Dad enjoyed working with him. You and your family are in our thoughts.
    ~The Little’s

  10. Myra Ross says:

    Diane, my thoughts and prayers have been with you all along. Larry and I are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you in the days ahead to help ease your sorrow.

  11. Kay McLaughlin Borah says:

    Josie, Dale, Jean, Doug & Kelly and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  12. charlie tuinier says:

    Jos, Diane, and DWT

    He was my friend since ’64
    shared his home in the summer of ’71
    played lots of pinball and watched the
    “Waynster” in hoop and baseball w/ him
    My/his friend Jay told me of his passing
    My heart travels w/ these words…he left me
    as a friend and I miss him….he said he was
    a stubborn Dutchman but he also said
    ‘who loves ya’

    PS sorry unable to attend luncheon…please
    contact me if you can……love, chazz

  13. Aneda Matteson says:

    To the family….I was so sad to see Denny had passed away. I’ve been recalling so many memories of when we were little and you lived next to us. Walking to Grampa T’s house, we would often stop at your house too, then go through the orchard gate. I remember the swing set, the chicken coop and the big barn….but we weren’t allowed to go in there. Isn’t that where Denny broke his leg? In high school, many people assumed we were brother & sister. We’d say, no, we’re cousins AND friends. Take care. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Aneda

  14. Steve Walker says:

    Diane and Dave,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Denny will be missed. I have many fond memories of our days at Haworth. He was a great guy and friend. Steve

  15. Chuck and Kelly Bolenbaugh says:

    Diane and Dave,
    Sorry for your loss. Kelly and I both had the pleasure of working with and knowing Denny. He will be missed. We have such fun memories of golfing and working with Denny. His memory and just hearing his name will always bring a smile and thoughts of great times. You are in our thoughts. Chuck and Kelly

  16. Sean Cooper says:

    Dave,so sorry to hear about your loss.You could not talk to Denny about golf without him talking about you, he was very proud of you!!

  17. DALE HALL says:


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