Gus Feenstra ’59

Gus Feenstra, age 90, of Holland, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Lakeside Vista.

Gus was born in Prospect Park, NJ, on August 5, 1930, to Hendrik (Henry) and Jantje (Jennie) (Smit) Feenstra.

He graduated from Hope College in 1959 and did his post- graduate work at Michigan State University, where he received his Master’s Degree in education.

Gus was a teacher and principal in the West Ottawa School system for 29 years.

He was a member of the Third Reformed Church where he served on the greater consistory, Sunday school teacher, and a Stephen Minister.

Gus volunteered, through the probation department, helping the youth of Holland.

He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Gus was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Feenstra, in 1992 and a son- in- law, Paul Dunn, in 2013.

Surviving is his wife, Barbara of 65 years; children, Jeffrey and Deborah Feenstra and Laureen Dunn; 3 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren, Ashley and Domingo H e r n a n d e z ( S o f i a , Isabella, and Alejandro), Leslie Feenstra, and Tyler Dunn; sister, Sadie Kuiper; brother, Richard and Carolyn Feenstra; in- laws, Glenn and Mary Thompson, Dr. Kenneth and Ann Thompson, and Carol Thompson; nephews, nieces, and cousins.

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