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David A. Oetman

February 20, 1941November 18, 2020
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David A. Oetman, age 79, went to be with his Lord, Wednesday, November 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Dena Oetman; siblings Avis (Pete) Jones, Beatrice (Rich) Bredeweg, Margaret (Jack) Frost, Florence Miedema, Carol (David) Whittredge, and Lawrence (Arlene) Oetman.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Arlene Oetman; children Douglas (Cristel) Oetman, Duane (Sheri) Oetman, Daryl (Jodi) Oetman; grandchildren Alyssa, Jason (Kelsey), Jenna, Brendan, Briana, Timothy, Joshua, Hudson, Caden, Maci, Brandon, Ryan, Rachel; brother-in-law Louis Miedema; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

David faithfully served at Hillside Community Church as a charter member. He loved spending time with Arlene and greatly enjoyed his family. David was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, hunting, and golf. He was a special design engineer at Steelcase for 37 years.

Visitation with relatives and friends will be held from 5 - 7 p.m., Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Hillside Community Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, November 23, 2020 with visitation one hour prior, at Hillside Community Church, 1440 68th St., Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Pastor Ron Kool will be officiating. Interment is at Winchester Cemetery.

The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresbyron.com.

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HARRY AND KATHY VELDMAN

November 23, 2020

Dear Arlene and families,
So sorry to hear of Dave's passing ! Sandie VM, was kind and called me about this news. We are thankful that he was/is a child of God and know that he is in heaven with our Lord and King.
We have many wonderful memories, having been neighbours for 20+ yrs and even a few visits during those years. We send you our love and pray that God will continue to be with you in the days and years ahead, as He allows We'll talk soon ! Love from the whole Veldman Family <3

Judy Sterken

November 22, 2020

So sorry to read of David’s death, but rejoicing he in the arms of his Heavenly Father, May our Heavenly Father wrap his arms around you and carry you thru your loss, sincere sympathy and prayers,Judy Sterken

Richard & Eleanor Landstra

November 22, 2020

Dr. Oetman &. Family

Sending our sincere sympathy in the death of your father. May your memories bring comfort to you in the coming days.

Cal Idema

November 22, 2020

praying for you &family Arlene

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