May 5, 1930 – October 6, 2021
Roland Molenkamp, age 91, went to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, October 6, 2021. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Terri Molenkamp. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ruth Molenkamp; children Tim (Marybeth) Molenkamp, Tom (Mary) Molenkamp, Tami (Brian) Eling; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Roland proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. His faith and family were his number one priority. He was an involved member of Rush Creek Bible Church for many years. Roland was a volunteer firefighter for 30+ years. He also had a passion for fishing.
Visitation will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2021 at Cook Funeral Home (West building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, Michigan. A private family celebration of Roland’s life will be held. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Roland, contributions may be made to Emmanuel Hospice. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.
- Emmanuel Hospice
Monday, October 11, 2021
October 9, 2021
To the Molenkamp family,
Rol was a dedicated firefighter and I remember being on the end of a hose line with him. I also remember his near miss fighting the Baldwin Street church fire. His trout fishing stories were the highlight of the morning at Jenison Sunoco / DeWitts Auto Service where he was a loyal patron. He spoiled us bringing in donuts and cookies from Ida's bakery. He was warm, easy going, and loveable. Although it's sad to know he's gone he had a strong faith and is now fishing in heaven.