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Harold Van Asselt

July 15, 1923 - February 19, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI


Memorial Visitation

Saturday, February 23, 2019
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Creston Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613
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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.

Orchard Hill Reformed Church Building Fund
1465 3 Mile Rd. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
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Rest Haven Homes
1424 Union Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
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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 Van Asselt, aged 95 of Grand Rapids went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday February 19, 2019. He was born in the summer of 1923 to the late Cornelius and Martha Van Asselt in Wyoming, MI. Along with his parents Harold is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Jean [Vander Werf] as well as by their daughter Linda Van Asselt. He is survived by his children Steven (Cathy) and David (Carol) Van Asselt; grandchildren Lee (Angela), Brad, Scott,Trevor, and Bryce Van Asselt; great grandsons Ethan and Davis Van Asselt and his sister-in-law Mary Staff. Harold was a proud graduate and avid fan of the University of Michigan. He also proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine. Harold had been an active member at both Bethany and Orchard Hill Reformed Churches where he served in church leadership, athletics, community outreach and assisting with service audio and video. He also generously shared his talents as a community student mathematics tutor. Harold had enjoyed a long career with Rapistan/Dematic as a mechanical engineer. He lived a full life and touched every one around him and he will be lovingly remembered as being devoted to his church and his God. A memorial visitation will take place at the Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, Van Strien, Creston Chapel (1833 Plainfield Ave. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505) on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 12-2 PM. Harold will be laid to rest with his wife Shirley and daughter Linda in Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to either Orchard Hill Reformed Church Building Fund (1465 3 Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544) or Rest Haven Home (1424 Union Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505). To share a memory or sign the online register book please visit www.lifestorynet.com.