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VanderVeen, Glenn J. -

Glenn J. VanderVeen

Plainwell - Glenn passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo. He was born July 8, 1947 in Alma, the son of Joe and Althea VanderVeen. Glenn proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. For 37 years he worked at Parker Hannifin until his retirement in 2006. Glenn enjoyed collecting political buttons, volunteering with the veterans at the Allegan County Fair, going to Tigers games and fishing. Glenn loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. Surviving are his daughters, Sheila Frisch, Pam (Steve) Smecka and Glenda (Kenny) Strojny all of Plainwell; 4 grandchildren, Danny Vannoller, Chase Strojny, Vince Smecka and Bryson Strojny; brother, Dean (Annabelle) VanderVeen of Birch Run along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law, Alvin Frisch and sister, Betty. Friends may visit with Glenn’s family from 5-7 P.M, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Monday, September 16, 2019 with Pastor Kevin Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Glenn may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America or the Otsego VFW Post #3030. Messages of condolence may be posted at

Winkel Funeral Home
Winkel Funeral Home
207 E Allegan Street
PO Box 165
Otsego, MI 49078