Marvin Dale Israels

October 25, 1934July 8, 2018

“Marvin D. Israels, 83, of Holland, born October 25, 1934, passed away in his home on Sunday, July 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Dykema Israels, and his children Marv Jr. and Cindy Israels of Bitely, Sue and Brian Vander Klok of Caledonia, Terri and Jerry Miedema of Mississippi, Greg Lam of Holland, Cindy and Mark Laman of Holland, Mike and Shelly Israels of Zeeland, and Missy and Bill Borgman of Whitehall. Marv and his wife have 18 grandchildren and 10 great grand children. He is preceded in death by his brother, Henry Israels and sister, Betty Dolley. Marv was an active member at Hope Church, where he formerly served on consistory. He retired from the Holland Board of Public Works, and he enjoyed many activities such as golf, travel, stamp collecting and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed his weekly brewery night with his boys.

Visitation for Marv will be Friday, July 13 at 1pm, at Hope Church, 77 W 11th Street, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2pm. Service will be officiated by Pastors Gordon Wiersma and Jill Russel. Interment will be at Pilgrim Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hope Church Deacons Fund in honor of his life.”

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  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, July 13, 2018

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Sue Goodenough

July 9, 2018

I am so grateful that our moms brought our families together. I loved all our adventures but can remember him vividly coming to find Missy and I at a neighboring campfire when we were just a bit boy crazy. He didn't say much, but when he did, it was usually a zinger. I am so thankful for his influence on my life and all the great laughs. He will be missed by me and so many others.

Scott Goodenough

July 9, 2018

Marv will be truly missed. He’s been like an Uncle to me as long as I can remember. I’ll always cherish all the great memories and adventures...including camping at Young’s State Park, cottage visits, Chicago adventures, GIBS many wonderful adventures and memories. Love you and miss you Marv.