Marvin R. Kuyper, age 94, fifth son of the late Mark and Jennie (nee Benschop) Kuyper, Chicago (Roseland) IL. Born August 20, 1917, Died October 13, 2011. Loving husband of 65 years to the late Gertrude (nee DeVries), loving father to Carol McCullough, Judith (Larry) Hoekstra, Michael (Gaye), James (Jamie), Margie (Charles) VanderLuitgaren, Kevin (late Darlene), Suzanne (Charles) Dinkel, Becky (late Kevin) Goldsmith. Grandfather of 23, Great-Grandfather of 22, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Marvin was a graduate of Fenger High School in Chicago and retired from Republic Steel Corporation as a Mechanical Draftsman. He served as an Adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 710, and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America Round Table, Chicago Calumet Chapter. As a lifetime member of the Reformed Church of America, he served as Deacon, Elder, Sunday School Teacher, and faithful member of the choir for many years. PFC Marvin R. Kuyper served in the European Theatre – Day 7 of the Invasion of Normandy and received three battle stars. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Thorn Creek Reformed Church, South Holland, IL, Rev. Tom Archer Officiant. Burial was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.
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