Charles L. "Chuck" Goudzwaard

January 22, 1935July 6, 2014

Charles(Chuck) Leonard Goudzwaard went to be with his Lord on July 6, 2014. He fought the good fight and has won the prize. He is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth (Betty) Goudzwaard and his children Laurie Pena, LuAnn and Dave Horstman, Lawrence (Larry) and Kimberly Goudzwaard, and Lance and Corrin Goudzwaard. He was preceded in death by his son Leonard Goudzwaard. He has 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A celebration of his life will take place at Jubilee Fellowship on July 10, 2014 at 11:00am. Donations can be made in his honor to Jubilee Fellowship in lieu of flowers. For on line gviing to Jubliee Fellowship please go to:, you'll see a tab for giving on line, fill out the form and add a note to honor Chuck. Another service will take place at West End Christian Reformed Church on July 14, 2014 at 11:00am.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, July 10, 2014
  • Memorial Service Monday, July 14, 2014

Charles L. "Chuck" Goudzwaard

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July 16, 2014

Betty, I just read now of Chuck's passing and we extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Years ago my husband and I were in bible study with you and Chuck at Trinity Reformed Church.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. You both were such an inspiration to us.

God's blessings, comfort, and peace to you and your family.

Mike and Carole Wood

Susan Davidson Uselton

July 14, 2014

Dear Laurie & Betty, My brother Dan contacted me today & shared the news of Chuck's passing. We both remember the warmth and happiness of spending time with your family way back in the day. Dan misses Lenny to this day. May your time of grief be short and replaced with fond memories. Much Love.

Larry Goudzwaard

July 13, 2014

Sending my sincere condolences. I have never met any of your family, but I feel a kinship with my 8th cousin. From the other

LuAnn Horstman

July 12, 2014

Michael Stanton Sr.

July 12, 2014

My brother Bosco just told me of Chucks passing. We also lost our Father two months ago. Growing up on Darwin I can remember the welcomed feeling you had when visiting the Goudzwaard home. Those memories make a person a part of what they are in life. It was a different time and much more has passed by however on behalf of the many Stantons that know you all please accept our heart felt condolences. I miss the days when Larry and I used to go sliding and skiing down Burton Hill.

Sharon Bowen

July 10, 2014

Betty and family My thoughts and prayers go out to each one of you. I am an old neighbor from Darwin Street and have often thought about you. I remember the water fights over the fence and what a beautiful family you are. Seeing your name again brings back many great memories of all of you. May God bless each one of you.
Sharon Bowen (Lemson)

George & Jo Moore

July 8, 2014

Goudzwaard memories have been racing thru my mind since Mary Lou's first post about your loss. No, not a loss, a brief separation! We know we will meet again. I rejoice with you that you have the assurance of future meetings with Chuck. He will be sorely missed, of course, but God gives assurances the world doesn't comprehend, and we can rest in those assurances. Praise God, from Whom ALL blessings flow! Love and prayers for all.

Esra and Bahri Bilir

July 8, 2014

Dear Goudzwaard Family
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your husband, father and grand-father. We had a glimpse of Charles which was enough to know him as a man full of life. We know it has been our privilege to know such a great man. He leaves behind his greatest legacy his loving family. Your love allowed him to pass with dignity. May God rest his soul in peace with love and May God Bless you with strength as you find a way to continue this journey. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these times. Love Esra and Bahri Bilir