Calvin Alderink

October 10, 1960 ~ June 5, 2024

Calvin Mark Alderink, age 63, of Allendale, went to be with his Lord whom he longed to be with on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. He was preceded in death by his nephew, Cameron Bosch. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of four years, Laurie; children, Marika Alderink, Josiah Alderink, Elianna Alderink, Samantha Molnar, Hunter Molnar; grandchildren, Heron, Teagen, Luna, Levi, Zayla; his parents, Mark and Betty Alderink; sister, Cim and Brian Bosch; brother, Chad and Jen Alderink; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Linda and Robert Buck, MaryBeth and Tim Brondyke, Jeanne and Don Richardson, John and Sandy Evanyo, Richard and Anita Evanyo; many nieces and nephews. Before becoming a chaplain for Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry, Cal served as a youth pastor at Robinson Baptist Church and Benton Harbor Baptist Church. Cal also served as a missionary in Haiti for two years. He served as a pastor in Lorraine, Kansas and Utah. Since joining the staff of Reach the Forgotten, he has enjoyed being a fill-in pastor at many churches, while serving as head Chaplain for Kalamazoo, Ingham, and currently Ottawa County Jail Chaplain. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at Allendale Baptist Church, 6262 Lake Michigan Dr., Allendale, 49401 with Pastor Mark Green officiating. Burial will take place at Allendale Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family Monday, June 17 from 4-8 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Allendale) 6651 Scott St. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry.

Monday, June 17
4:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Allendale
6651 Scott St.
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 895-4400

Funeral Service
Tuesday, June 18

Allendale Baptist Church
6262 Lake Michigan Drive
Allendale, MI 49401

Leave Your Tribute Message

June 14, 2024 1:50pm
Cal was a wonderful person through and through. I met him at Robinson Baptist when I was a young teen. He as a great mentor for me as my Youth Leader and poured into his teens with a Gospel led passion always. When I graduated from high school, I asked Cal to walk me down to my graduation seat during the ceremony. My graduating class all did this. There was no question to me that as my mentor, that he should be the one to do this. I asked Cal if he would do that for me and he did without hesitation. He loved the Lord so much and he exampled "fruit" In every part of his life. I am rejoicing for him in his homecoming, being now with his Lord and Savior. He left a wonderful legacy of what it means to serve and love the Lord.

- Carla Stevens

June 14, 2024 8:08am
We were saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Cal. He was always a warm & welcoming presence when we would come to the tree farm. I remember his excitement when we came and he had just married Laurie. He was SO excited to introduce her to us! Cal was always a bright spot in our day and will be missed terribly. We will continue to surround Laurie and all of the family with prayers for comfort in this journey of grief. Looking forward to the day when we will all see Cal again!

- Gary & Pam Adler

June 11, 2024 9:47pm
Betty and family. My heart is breaking for you in the passing of your son. Please accept my condolences as you journey down this road of griefand loss. May God's ever loving arms enfold you and carry you in the days ahead. Sue Machiela, BSF

- Sue

June 11, 2024 12:41pm
Cal was a much respected man of God. I consider it a privilege to have been involved at the Ottawa County Reach the Forgotten jail ministry with him. He will be greatly missed!

- Leanne Jacobsen

June 10, 2024 10:52am
What a wonderful legacy Cal leaves behind. Though our hearts are very saddened by this sudden loss of Cal. We rejoice knowing that he is now dancing in the presence of our Lord & Savior. We had the privilege of having Cal marry us out on the Grand River on a pontoon boat in January, 2007! We must have been VIP's for him to brave the winter chill to marry us!! That is a memory we cherish! Dave has so many special memories of time spent with Cal. One of which stands out in his mind was going to a Red Wings Hockey game with Cal & cousin Tom & possibly others several years ago. They enjoyed that time together so much! So thankful for those memories! We are lifting all of you in our thoughts & prayers for peace & comfort in this difficult time.

- Dave & Mary Kleinjans

June 10, 2024 9:39am
I am sorry to hear of Cal's passing. He was a well-loved Detroit Red Wings Traverse City Training Camp Family member. Prayers are sent to Laurie and all of his family and friends. Godspeed Cal.

- Tammy Chinn

June 10, 2024 9:39am
It has been a distinct pleasure to have gotten to know Cal over the last few years and to serve with him as a local ministry leader. Please accept my deepest sympathy on behalf of Love In The Name of Christ of Allendale. He will be missed.

- Lori Jo Dyke

June 10, 2024 8:46am
I've known Cal for about 4-5 years. He recruted me to join "Reach the Forgotten" ministries. He was a man of the gospel, and a delight to be around. May the LORD comfort and support the family during this time.

- Jack A Haveman

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