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Rev. Dan Mead

September 2, 1949 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 69)


Rev. Daniel L. Mead, age 69, Pastor Emeritus of Calvary Baptist Church, went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, July 7, 2019 from his home near Rockford.  The son of Freeland & Betty Rose (Gile) Mead, he was born on September 2, 1949 in Adrian, Minnesota.  

Dan began his ministry career at the age of 18 and served churches in Ohio and Michigan over the next 50 years, retiring from Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville.  On May 15, 1971, in Alaska, Michigan, he married Barbara E. Good and together they raised four sons and enjoyed 48 years of marriage.    

He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Freeland "Fred" Mead on May 12, 2008;  and his mother, Betty Mead on March 6, 2016.  Surviving are his wife, Barb Mead of Rockford;  their children, Daniel &  Jennifer Mead, Matthew & Tina Mead, all of Rockford, Nathan Mead of Grand Haven, Froi Mead of Holland;  six grandchildren, Logan, Graceyn, Noah, Megan, Lincoln, Leal;  a sister, Barbara & Ronald Holthe of Iowa;  his father-in-law, David Good of Caledonia;  siblings-in-law, Marcia & Dean Thompson of Caledonia, Dr. Carol Good of Cedar Springs, John & Chrisann Good of Caledonia, and Mary & Charlie Peterson of Holland;  and several nieces and nephews.

Dan's new and eternal life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, 12501 Montcalm Avenue N.E., Greenville, with the Rev. R. Mark Shaw officiating.  Honoring his wishes, there will be no visitation and burial will take place privately at Courtland Township Cemetery.  

Instead of flowers, contributions in memory of Pastor Dan to the Building Fund at Calvary Baptist Church would be appreciated.  Envelopes will be available at the church.  

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Pastor Mead's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  www.ChristiansenCares.  Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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