John Vanderstelt
John Vanderstelt
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Vanderstelt Jr., Mr.
Fruitport, Michigan

Mr. John Vanderstelt Jr., age 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. John was excited to be reunited with his daughter, Buffi who precedes him in death in 1987. He was born in Muskegon, MI on September 15, 1937 to John & Johanna (Teuling) Vanderstelt Sr. He married the love of his life, Joyce on August 25, 1961 and have been happily married for 60 years. Mr. Vanderstelt was the former owner of John Vanderstelt Builders and later owned Sun Spree Tanning Spa in Grand Haven. He also served on the Fruitport School Board of Education.
Wife, Joyce Vanderstelt; Son, Chad (Judy) Vanderstelt of Fruitport; Grandchildren, Jenna (Matthew) Kubanek of Norton Shores, Savannah (Chris) Chartrand of Fruitport, Leila Vanderstelt of Fruitport; Sister, Joanne (Tom) Fowlow; Sister-in-laws, Paula Vanderstelt, Thelma Vanderstelt; Brother-in-laws, Ken Lundholdm, Loren (Eleanor) Barber; Many Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Johns pride and joy were his Great-granddaughters, Kyla and Teagan. He was so proud to be their "Old Grampa." John had also developed a special bond with his inherited "Son," David Vandervort. He is preceded in death by his parents, and daughter, Buffi.
John spent every day of his life celebrating his personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Therefore, in accordance to his wishes we will have a party to celebrate his life. Join the Vanderstelt Family 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, June 11, 2021 for fellowship, fun, and live music at Pamona Park, Fruitport, MI.
MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's name to Kindred Hospice of Grand Rapids. Please visit to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon



Pamona Park
4:00 PM

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B Brenda Kling-Kella on Jun 5, 2021

Joyce & Family, I am so sorry to hear about John's passing. I would frequently run into him at Orchard Market and he always had a smile and would stop to talk to me. He will be missed by all who knew him. Love & hugs, Brenda Kling-Kella

K Kelly Andrews on Jun 4, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Vs (“Dads”) passing. He will be missed greatly. My fondest memories are his smile and gentle nature. Hugs, Kelly Andrews (Young)

C Chad Vanderstelt on Jun 3, 2021

Mom and Dad

B Beverly Van Kampen on Jun 3, 2021

Uncle John was a wonderful man who loved people and loved and followed God. I had some great conversations with him through the years about the Bible, eternity, and faith. It is so good to know he is in the presence of the God he served. But he will be missed here on earth.

P Pat Essebaggers on Jun 2, 2021

Dear Joyce: We are so sorry for your recent loss of John. May God grant you, and your family, peace and comfort during this difficult time.

The Essebaggers Family

D Denise Vanderstelt Krbez on Jun 2, 2021

I will always remember how Uncle Johnny lit up the room with love and laughter when he entered. From the time I was little, visiting at Grandma and Grandpa Vanderstelt's place, until just recently when he teased me about my political views, he never waivered in showing his love and acceptance. I will be eternally grateful for my dad's little brother, and will miss him. But for him, I am happy that he is now with his parents, Buffi, and his brothers and sisters who went before him. I know it was a joyous reunion. I hope this thought gives you some comfort, Aunt Joyce.

D Deanna Taylor on Jun 2, 2021

Aunt Joyce & Chad, I'm so sorry to hear this. Uncle Johnny was my favorite uncle. He's back home with Grandpa & Grandma and all of his brothers and sisters. I bet he and Dad are have a good 'ole time.



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