Obituary for Byron Eugene Flanders

Byron Eugene Flanders

Birth Date: Jun. 23rd, 1940
Date Passed: Feb. 4th, 2016

Obituary

Byron Eugene Flanders age 75 of Coopersville, MI died Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Poppen Hospice Residence surrounded by his loving family. Byron was born on June 23, 1940 in Ravenna, MI to the late Morris J. and Leona (Wagner) Flanders. He married Joy Ellen (Veeneman) Flanders on December 11, 1965 in Coopersville, MI. He served in the National Guard for many years. He loved anything with a motor, Snowmobiling, Motorcycle, Antique Tractor Pulling, Jet Ski, Fast cars and his Rusty Wallace Driving Experience at Berlin Raceway. He was a Glazier and Farmer for over 40 years. He was a Huge GVSU Football Fan. He also loved his constant truck companion Shadow the Dog. Byron is survived by his wife of 50 years Joy Ellen Flanders of Coopersville. 3 Daughters: Lisa (Terry) Maycroft of Coopersville, Jill (Ed) Vaandering of Allendale and Teresa (Shannon) Miller of Sand Lake. 3 Grandchildren: Bradley, Brooke Maycroft and Shandi Miller. Sister in Law: Trish Flanders of Grand Rapids. 2 nieces, 2 Brothers In-Law: Marc (Diane) Veeneman of Grand Rapids, Glenn (Kathy) Veeneman of Conklin. 1 Sister In-Law: Beth (Bill) Roberts of Allendale also survive. Funeral Services for Byron E. Flanders will be conducted on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 11:00am at the Church of the Saviour in Coopersville with Pastor Dave Kingma officiating. Burial will be in Ravenna Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00pm to greet friends and again on Monday at the church 1 hour prior to services. Memorials may be directed to: Harbor Hospice of Muskegon or Coopersville Cares. Go to: www.throopfhravenna.com or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511

Visitation

4:00pm to 6:00pm on
Feb. 7th, 2016 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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10:00am to 11:00am on
Feb. 8th, 2016 at Church of the Saviour
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Service

11:00am on Feb. 8th, 2016 at Church of the Saviour
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Burial

2:00pm on Feb. 8th, 2016 at
Ravenna Township Cemetery
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