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Patrick VanValkenburg

July 31, 1952 - March 19, 2021
Grand Rapids, MI



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VanValkenburg, Patrick John

Grand Rapids, MI

Passed away unexpectedly at his home, March 19, 2021. Patrick was born July 31, 1952 in Grand Rapids to the late George and Shirley (Poteracke) VanValkenburg. He was also preceded in death by his brother, James Jett; and step-mother, Bonnie VanValkenburg. Patrick graduated from Creston High School and formerly worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a rescuer of feral cats, enjoyed hunting and fishing in his early years, and was always willing to help others when called upon. Patrick will be remembered for his fantastic laugh, notorious pranks, and his love for his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his children, Nicole, John and Emily; 8 grandchildren; brother, Michael; sisters, Vanda and Renee; and step-sisters, Candace and Melva. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to: Focus On Ferals www.focusonferals.org