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Marvin R. Kuyper

Posted By Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care On October 27, 2011 @ 9:47 am In Obituaries | 5 Comments

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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#1 Comment By Laura Schaddelee On October 27, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

Your family has my sympathy.
What a good Christian man
I can still remember him singing in Gano Choir and directing the music. My prayers are with you all.
Laura Schaddelee

#2 Comment By Marcia Beugel On October 28, 2011 @ 8:10 am

So sorry to learn of Mr. Kuypers death. I have so many fond memories of him and his musical talents from Gano. Praying for God’s peace and comfort for all of you at this time.

#3 Comment By Paul Beugel On October 28, 2011 @ 8:16 am

My deepest condolences to all in your family. What a beautiful legacy he leaves behind. Marv was my Sunday School teacher back when I was seven or eight years old and I still remember the picnic he took the class on. I also had the blessing of singing with him in the choir and various men’s quartets. My prayer is that you all remember the best times you had with him–forever.
Paul and Lin Beugel

#4 Comment By Shari Frazee Zupan On October 30, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

I don’t know your family, but saw this on the Roseland facebook group. I’m so sorry for your loss. You must be so proud to have had him in your lives…someone who loved God and sacrified for our country, and who was blessed with a large and loving family. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless you with His perfect love and comfort.

#5 Comment By Robert Eenigenburg On December 1, 2011 @ 9:03 am

Just saw this on Facebook and was saddened by the news. He was a wonderful man and will be missed. God’s richest blessings on you all at this time.

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