Donald D. Vander Molen
- February 11, 1936 - July 18, 2011
- Rockford, Michigan
of Donald's Passing
Van Andel Institute
333 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Dan and Family, My sincerest sympathies to you and your family during this most difficult time.
Posted by: Richard and Eva Kornoelje - Byron City, MI - Friend Jul 25, 2011
Dear Family VanderMolen,
Our fondest memories of the Cherokee neighborhood in Grandville revolve around your family. We were so busy with our work, raising the children and all of the other activities; but we still had time to be neighbors.
One Christmas Eve, we were busy cutting out Christmas cookies and baking them, when the doorbell rang. Here was Santa and he knew that he had come to the home of Suzanne and Jim K. Galer. He did all of
Posted by: Jim and Marilyn Galer - Grandville, MI - Former Neighbors Jul 24, 2011
I have many memories with Papa. He taught me how to play pool. He always let me sit on his lap to steer the boat at the cottage in Cadillac. I will remember him always in his "old blues" telling stories about elaborate pranks he had done as a teenager, and also skipping out of active duty one day to spend the day with Marnie and getting caught. We caught lots of fish and crayfish together. We often sat on
Posted by: Marlee - granddaughter Jul 24, 2011
Best Dad Ever!!! My Dad was always there for me, no matter what. It started with "Walkie Donnie" when I was an infant. I would yell from my crib "Walkie Donnie" and my Dad would come running to walk me around and around and around. According to my Mom and Brother they claim this went on for many times some evenings and many years, "until your feet reached his knees"!
We had a great close bond that remained throughout his life.
Posted by: Donna (Vander Molen) Raymond - Chesapeake, VA - daughter Jul 21, 2011