Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Harold Melpolder

February 24, 1933 - February 20, 2021
Grand Rapids, MI



Saturday, March 13, 2021
11:30 AM EST
New Community Church
2340 Dean Lake Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Community Recovery
2340 Dean Lake Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Harold J. Melpolder, age 87 of Grand Rapids, was called to his Heavenly home on Saturday February 20, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Kate (VanderLaan) Melpolder. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Elaine (Roedema); son Ronald (Laurie) Melpolder, daughters Sandra (Wallace) Glaza and Susan (Randall) Zandstra; 7 grandchildren: Eric (Kelly) Melpolder, Jennifer (Tim) Corson, Michelle (Travis) Krentz, Rebecca (Brett) Johnson, Kristy (Rodney) Norman, Melissa (Preston) Peacock and Christopher Zandstra; 9 great grandchildren, sister Lorraine (Gerald) Crumback, sister in law Barbara (Paul) Bierens. We are so proud of him, knowing his race is finished and that he was welcomed home to the sweet words of his Heavenly Father “well done my good and faithful servant”. Harold was a very selfless man who loved his family and his friends and even more loved Jesus. He demonstrated the hands and feet of Christ and praised the Lord just like one of his favorite passage Psalm 103. Harold’s family would like to invite friends and family to a celebration of Life at New Community Church at 2340 Dean Lake Rd on Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the New Community recovery program. To share a memory or to sign his guestbook, visit www.heritagelifestory.com