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Subject: Donald L. HAMMING
Date: 19 Apr 2005 19:17:32 -0600
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Surnames: HAMMING, DEKEMA, WOLTHUIS, EVENHOUSE, BRAUN, EKEMA, KLOOSTER
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HAMMING, Mr. Donald L.
Went to be with his Lord, Sunday morning, April 17, 2005. Don was born October 8, 1937 in Kalamazoo the son of Richard and Katherine (Dekema) Hamming and had been a lifelong resident in the Kalamazoo area. Prior to his retirement he was employed with Flowserve as a computer programmer for 11 years, and received a Pinnacle Award from the company. He is a member of Third Reformed Church, where he served as Elder. He also served as an Elder and Deacon at Greenwood Reformed Church. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed puzzles, coin collecting, camping, traveling, gardening, and working in his yard. Don also loved music. He served as Jr. Choir Director with Second Christian Reformed Church; and in his younger years, sang in the St. Luke's Episcopal Choir. Don enjoyed his family, especially his children's and grandchildren's various activities. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Rene Wolthuis. On November 22, 1955 Don was united in marriage to his loving wife!
, the former Darlene Evenhouse, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children, Richard (Debra) Hamming of Mattawan, Deborah (Dan) Braun of Vicksburg, Donald Jr. (Anna) Hamming of Kalamazoo, Kristy (Dale) Ekema of Kalamazoo; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Raymond (Carol) Hamming of Kalamazoo, Celia Wolthuis of Portage, Marlene (Ralph) Klooster of Mattawan; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held 11:00 o'clock Wednesday at Third Reformed Church, 2345 N. 10th St. with Rev. Dr. Jeff Porte officiating. A luncheon will follow the service. Interment will be at the gravesite in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery at 2:00 o'clock. Friends may meet the family Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Langeland family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 South 9th St. Memorials may be directed to Third Reformed Church (for Habitat for Humanity), West Michigan Cancer Center, or the charity of your choice.
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 4/19/2005. (posted by a volunteer-no family connection)