Martin James Muyskens

December 2, 1935October 10, 2020

Marty was born on December 2, 1935 in Sioux Center, Iowa to Henry and Nellie Muyskens. His family moved to Holland, Michigan when he was just 2 years old.

Marty met the love of his life, Marla Fletcher, when they lived on the same street and started dating in 1957. They were happily married for 62 years. Besides being a devoted husband, Marty was devoted to his children Michael (Diane), Matthew (Beth) and Marcy (Doug), and later to his seven grandchildren, Morgan (Max), Robert (Mandy), Lillie, Sean, Ethan, Thomas and Mia.

A decades-long member of Beechwood Reformed Church, Marty exemplified his Christian faith through his love for his family, along with his friendship and goodwill towards all he met. He also served as a mentor for several years in the Kids Hope program at Woodside School. He loved working with the children and showed them love and hope.

Marty started work with his dad as a carpenter and then moved on to a 35-year career with the Board of Public Works for the Holland Power Plant. He truly enjoyed the variety of work in the maintenance department.

He loved camping and traveling with family and friends. Marty built the family’s first pop up camper from scratch, and it was used many years to create happy family memories. Marty and Marla enjoyed many cruises over the years as well as visiting their kids and grandkids.

Marty is survived by his wife Marla Muyskens, children Michael and Diane Muyskens, Matthew and Beth Muyskens, Marcy and Doug Postma and his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings Henry C. Muyskens Jr., Elizabeth (Muyskens) Pothoven, John R. Muyskens, George H. Muyskens, and parents Henry and Nellie Muyskens.

A service to honor his life will be at 11:30 am on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Beechwood Church, 895 Ottawa Beach Rd., Holland.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of the service on Friday at Beechwood Church.

Pastor Marlin Vis will be officiating.

A livestream of the service will be broadcast on Beechwood Church's webpage:

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to American Heart Association.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020


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Louise Muyskens

October 15, 2020

Hi Marla, This is Louise. I just read the obituary for Mart. I talked to Marcy one day and she said that he was not doing too well. I still was so sorry to read the obituary. He was always so much fun and I always felt he accepted me when I married Henry. I will miss his smiling face whenever I would see him. I will not be attending the funeral. May God Bless you and all of your family as you adjust to life without him. You have a wonderful family and they will be there for you. Love and hugs Louise


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