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Berwyn Huizenga, 86, Randolph

March 30, 2019

Berwyn Francis Huizenga, 86, Randolph, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Randolph Health Services.

Berwyn was born Feb. 23, 1933, in Friesland, a son of John and Elsie (Douma) Huizenga. He attended Calvin College and enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 as a cook. On Oct. 1, 1954, he was united in marriage to Geraldine Veldhuis in Ravenna, Michigan. Berwyn lived in Grand Rapids with his family working at Steelcase as a cook for 17 years until moving to Wisconsin to farm. He enjoyed organic farming and gardening. Berwyn was a member of Randolph Protestant Reformed Church.

Berwyn is survived by his wife, Geraldine Huizenga of Randolph; seven children, Vivian Huizenga of Germany, Dixie (Jay) Dreyer of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Carl (Kathy) Huizenga of Fox Lake, Valerie (Hank) Kamphuis of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Sharon Waakles of Hudsonville, Michigan, John (Jeanine) Huizenga of Hull, Iowa, and Brent (Shannon) Huizenga of Randolph; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clyde (Ellen) Huizenga of California and Bruce (Leann) Huizenga of Beaver Dam; a sister-in-law, Pat Huizenga of Randolph; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Tony Huizenga.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1, at Randolph Protestant Reformed Church, 229 Hammond Street, Randolph.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 1, at church with the Rev. Erik Guichelaar officiating. Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Kent Memorial Gardens in Byron Center, Michigan, with Professor Kuiper officiating.

A memorial fund has been directed to Faith Christian School.

Randolph Community Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit randolphfh.com.