George Martin Van Oeveren, Jr.


11/19/1936 – 7/20/2021

George Martin passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley (Box) Van Oeveren, daughter Kristi Van Hoven, parents, George Martin and Marie (Van Boven) Van Oeveren.  George is survived by his daughter, Vicki (David) Shellen, son-in-law, Robert Van Hoven; grandchildren, Hannah (Raleigh) Rosales, Heather (Mike Bui) Van Hoven, David (Andrea) Van Hoven, Matthew (Sir Ling) Shellen, Brandon (Kate) Shellen; great grandchildren, Roman Rosales, Ezekiel Rosales, Eaton Shellen, Hailey Shellen, Thomas Van Hoven; sisters, Muriel (Roy) Brummel, Joan (William) McNellis; brother, Paul Van Oeveren; many special nieces, nephews and friends. George was actively involved at Third Reformed Church and Golden K Kiwanis Club Of GR.  He was a man of many interests and professions, his working life included Rapistan, Oak Industrial Credit Union, M & W Inc. and buying and selling antiques.  He was also past President of the Grand Rapids Ballet.  George loved to fish and cherished the time he spent with his family at the lake. Shirley and he were fortunate to have traveled quite extensively over the years.  Celebrating family birthdays and giving gifts to his grandchildren at Christmas were a big deal to George.  He will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to Third Reformed Church of Grand Rapids.

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July 28, 2021 4:15pm

We will miss Uncle George immensely, he was such a big part of our lives. I am forever grateful for all the time we have had with you. Love you Uncle George you will forever be apart of our lives.

- Amanda Borge

July 23, 2021 3:50am

Sending love and prayers, to you and your family, and you deal with the loss of Uncle George. He will be missed for a long time as he was a large part of so many peoples lives. May you feel the loving arms of Gods comforting arms around you as you go through this struggling time. Love from the Depiazza family

- Beverly Depiazza

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