July 10, 1925 – January 5, 2021
William (Willem) Donker, age 95, passed away on January 5, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Leendert and Margaretha (Jansze) Donker; sisters Trijntje (Willem) Joha, Raampje (Cornelius) van Klaveren; brother, Pieter (Rympje) Donker; sisters-in-law Geraldina ( Ferdinand) Schonewille, Willempje (Johannes) Nieman; and brothers-in-law Pieter Noordam, Bernhard (Gerda and Catherine) Ariesen and Karel Ariesen. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 66 years, Cornelia (Ariesen) Donker; children Margaretha (Ronald) Borst, David (Marianne) Donker; grandchildren Rachel (Nathan) Hansen, Joel (Marie) Borst, Hannah (Grant) VanderWall, Laura (Kase) Knochenhauer, Kyle (Melissa) Donker; great-grandchildren Andrew, Elizabeth, Lydia, Abigail, Isaiah, Elaine, Alton, Theodore, Caleb, and another little blessing on the way; sister, Margaretha Noordam; sister-in-law, Karen Ariesen; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. William was a faithful husband, father, Opa, and follower of Jesus Christ. He was especially fond of mechanics. The family would like to give special thanks to Sunset Manor and Villages and to Brookcrest Rehab and Life Center for the wonderful care they provided. Private family services will be held at this time. William will be laid to rest at Georgetown Cemetery. In memory of William and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sunset Legacy Foundation. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.
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January 8, 2021
We were and are sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a pleasant man that loved to take time to talk. We got to know Bill and Corry when they lived at New Amsterdam Village. Both treated us kindly and we miss having them here.
Corry, we are praying for you and the family.
Ron and Sandy
January 6, 2021
Thinking of all of you and wanting to express our deepest sympathy. We are very sorry for your loss. With love, Karen, Kim, Kelly, Krista and family.