Sherwin Kamps ’55

Sherwin Wayne Kamps, age 89, of Zeeland, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, November 11, 2023, at his home.

He was born on November 23, 1933, to George and Arendena (Cramer) Kamps. He married his beautiful bride, Ruth Laninga, on January 27, 1955. Sherwin served in the US Army from 1956-1958 teaching about missiles at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL. He was a business owner with Gordon Laninga and technician of Laninga Appliance in Byron Center for 40 years. Sherwin was a member of Central Wesleyan Church of Holland. Because of his commitment to Jesus, Sherwin incorporated his love of travel and passion for helping others by using his wide skill set on many mission trips near and far. This included time spent with children and grandchildren’s projects such as painting, electrical work, roofing, tree trimming, landscaping, and gardening, etc. Sherwin’s greatest investment in life was FAMILY and that shaped his life and decisions daily.

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