Corwin Bredeweg ’59

Corwin Jay Bredeweg, age 84, was called home to be with Jesus on March 25th. He was born on December 9, 1937 in the small community of Dorr, Michigan. He graduated from Hope College and then attended University of Kansas where he earned his PhD in both Chemistry and Mathematics. While at KU, he met and fell in love with his beautiful wife, Carolyn Kay (Henderson) Bredeweg. They married and moved to Midland, Michigan in August of 1963, where he started his lifelong career as a Research Chemist at The Dow Chemical Company, retiring from Dow in 1994. Corwin and Kay have two daughters, Charlotte ’88 A. (Rick A.) Cassiday of Clarkston MI and Nancy L. (James E.) Baker of Wyoming MI. Corwin proved himself to be a faithful and dedicated husband, father and grandfather, true to his family and his faith. Full of strength and honor, he served quietly, doing kind deeds, both big and small, for family, friends and strangers. Corwin was actively involved in his church, Habitat For Humanity, played City League Volleyball, loved gardening, photography and traveling in their RV wherever they could possibly take it. There is comfort in knowing that he is in the arms of our loving Savior and that we will be reunited again someday. Corwin is survived by his wife, two daughters, brothers Roger L. (RuthAnn Henderson) Bredeweg ’62of Stevensville MI and Wayne A. (Mary Geurink) Bredeweg of Hudsonville MI; Brother-in-law Larry G. Nitz of Hudsonville MI; sister-in-law Gloria M. (J. Randall) Troxell of Tulsa OK; four grandchildren, Emily L. (Andrew R.) Vavere of Caledonia, MI; Matthew R. (Nicole Stanley) Cassiday of Oxford, MI; Lauren N. (Aaron M.) Cummings of Sebewaing, MI; Andrew J. (Katelyn Dykema) Baker of Wyoming MI; great grandchild, Reid A. Vavere of Caledonia MI; and many other nieces and nephews. He was precede in death by his parents, Henry and Francena (Patmos) Bredeweg; his sister Leona G. (Earl J.) VanKoevering; and sister Betty J. Nitz.

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