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Reyers North Valley Chapel

2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI

OBITUARY

Thomas Hummel

November 2, 1935January 14, 2020
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Thomas Martin Hummel , 84 of Grand Rapids, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020. He was born on November 2, 1935 in Grand Rapids to Herbert and Katherine Hummel. He was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart , Arlene McKay, on June 2,1956 at St. Alphonsus Church. He is survived by his wife of 63 years Arlene, children (including his favorite 4); Cheryl (David) Stricklen, Steven (Suzanne) Hummel, Laura Hummel, Kim (Frederick) Kayser, Scott Hummel, Mary Hummel and Thomas (Lynette) Hummel. Grandchildren Justin (Kelsey) Stricklen, Jordan (Jessica) Stricklen, Stephen Hummel, Michael Hummel, Frances (Travis) Bailey, Holly (Daniel) Trigg,Tamara Stawasz, David (Meaghann) Stawasz, Sarah Stawasz, Nathan Stawasz, Kristine Kayser, Kari Kayser, Kevin ( Lynh ) Kayser, Abbey (Jeff) Longstreth, 17 great grandchildren with two new additions in 2020. Also survived by in laws Patricia Rockwell, George Douglas “Mac” (Sue) McKay, Daniel (Jo) McKay, many many loved nieces and nephews and much loved niece Kay and nephew Roger. Preceded in death by parents Herbert and Katherine Hummel, sister, Ruth Rohloff who raised him as her own, brothers Robert, James and Daniel Hummel. Tom was a lifetime member of St. Alphonsus Church. A charter member of St. Al’s CARA Club. Tom had a full and successful career as Director of Systems and Programing at Amway Corp., before retiring in 1996. He was an amazing husband and father. Tom loved to travel and was an avid golfer. He loved baseball and watching the Detroit Tigers but his favorite baseball team was the New York Yankees. He passed on his love of reading to his children. He was quick witted with a soft touch and adored by his family. He will be deeply missed by all. Visitation for Tom will be on Sunday January 19, 2020, at Reyers North Valley Chapel Funeral Home from 2 p.m to 4 p.m and 6 p.m to 8 p.m. A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday, January 20, 2020 at St. Alphonsus Church , 224 Carrier St. NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505 from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Alphonsus Church. His family would like to thank the staff at Bethlehem Intergenerational Center and the caregivers at The Lodge, Vista Springs Northview, for the loving care that he received over the last couple of years.

Services

19 January

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reyers North Valley Chapel Funeral Home

2815 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

19 January

Rosary

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Reyers North Valley Chapel Funeral Home

2815 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

20 January

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Alphonsus Church

224 Carrier St. NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

20 January

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Alphonsus Church

224 Carrier St. NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Sue Stellini

January 15, 2020

Tom was my neighbor for many years on Barnett Place. I always loved the family and babysat the children. He was so helpful to my Mom and Dad whenever they needed assistance. Please feel my sympathy and prayers for all of you. If I wasn’t in Florida for the winter, I surely would be there. RIP Tom

Mary Ketelaar

January 15, 2020

So very sorry for your loss.
Our hearts are heavy.
Feel privileged to have known Tom - such a wonderful man.
Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
God bless.

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