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Roger Alan Heemstra

February 11, 1955 ~ May 31, 2019 (age 64)


Roger Alan Heemstra, age 64, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019 under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice at his son's home in Lowell.  The son of Robert & Margaret (Riemersma) Heemstra, he was born on February 11, 1955 in Grand Rapids and worked in the drywall and construction trades.

Roger enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, bowling, gardening, farming, foraging, playing cards, and music and was a member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, National Turkey Federation, and a founding member of the FFFB.  Anyone who knew him, knew that he was a strong, hard working individual, always lending a hand to those in need. He was well known for his big smile and a good conversation.

Surviving are his children, Joshua Heemstra of Lowell and Melinda Heemstra of Grants Pass, Oregon;  two step-sons, Daniel Seymour of Bear Lake, and Matthew & Carrie Seymour of Rockford;  a grandson, Matthew Heemstra of Lowell; and two sisters, Linda Brifnek of Kalamazoo, and Nancy & Jack Kits of Byron Center.   

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Heemstra in 1989;  his mother, Margaret  Heemstra in 2018; and his brother, Gary Heemstra in 2012.

The family invites relatives and friends to join them from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at Wabasis Lake Park, 11220 Springhill Drive, Greenville, to celebrate Roger's life and share in a time of food and fellowship.  

In memory of Roger and his love for the great outdoors, donations can be made to the State of Michigan - Nongame Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund.,4570,7-350-79137_79767_81160-44120--,00.html

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 Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

Donations may be made to:

State of Michigan - Nongame Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund.

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