Born: July 22, 1920
Died: March 31, 2014
Raymond Dirk Hamstra was born July 22, 1920, in Grand Haven, MI, to Dirk and Nettie (Wilson) Hamstra. He passed from this life March 31, 2014, in Berrien Springs, MI. Raymond served in the US Army during World War II. He married Katherine Byker on May 5, 1948. After graduating from Emmanuel Missionary College in 1955 he served as a pastor in Michigan for over 30 years. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Donna. Surviving are his wife, Katherine; his sisters, Verda Goudzwaard and Goldie Zevalkink; five children and their spouses, Dick (Sherry), Karen (A. Charles) Winans, Jim (Renae), Don (Susan), Dan (Lynnetta); fifteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 3, from 6 to 8 P.M. at VanderLaan Funeral Home, 4917 32nd Avenue, Hudsonville. Funeral services will on Friday, April 4, at 11:00 at the SDA Church, 11279 Ottogan Street, Holland, with lunch afterward. Private interment will be at Allendale Township Cemetery. In lieu of gifts, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.