John proudly served in the U. S. Army from 1950 through 1952. He married the former Joyce Blauwkamp on June 7, 1975, in Zeeland. John was in sales for many years with Wyeth Laboratories, after which time he owned a Service Master franchise in Ottawa and Allegan counties. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the Charles A. Conklin American Legion Post 28. John loved to be outside in his flower garden and feeding all the beautiful birds.
He will lovingly be remembered his wife, Joyce; and two sisters-in-law, Dr. Alison Dark of Grand Rapids and Ethel Teusink of Holland. Also surviving are many nieces and nephew. John was preceded in death by siblings including: Mary Kathryn Dark, Father Larry Dark, Michael Dark, Dorothy Hieshetter, Hattie Blauwkamp, Dick (Bertha) Blauwkamp, Henrietta (Art) Sterken, Bert (Ruth) Blaukamp, Harold (Lucille) Blauwkamp, Janet (Stan) Voss, Sid Teusink and Gladys Blauwkamp.
The Mass Of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father David Gross officiating. Friends may meet the family 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Interment will be in Spring Lake Cemetery. Military Rites will be performed by the American Legion Post 28.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or School or Hospice Of Holland. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to sign John’s online guest book.