Person:Kornelis De Jong (16)

Kornelis David de Jong
b.9 JAN 1911
m. 11 MAY 1899
  1. David de Jong1900 - 1900
  2. David Cornel de Jong1901 - 1967
  3. Remmeren De Jong1902 - 1982
  4. Meindert de Jong1906 - 1991
  5. Kornelis David de Jong1911 - 2008
  • HKornelis David de Jong1911 - 2008
  • WMartha1911 - 1995
Facts and Events
Name Kornelis David de Jong
Alt Name Neil
Gender Male
Birth? 9 JAN 1911
Death[1] 4 MAR 2008 Ada, Kent, Michigan, United States
  1. DE JONG Mr. Corneil De Jong, a former resident of Ada, died on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at Fulton Manor in Grand Rapids at the age of 97. Mr. De Jong was born January 9, 1911 in the Netherlands and immigrated to the US as a young child with his family. He was the youngest of four siblings, David, Raymond and Meindert, all of whom preceded him in death. A life-long resident of Grand Rapids and Ada, Neil spent his working days as a self-employed brick mason and his leisure time as an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. In his later years he enjoyed writing stories about growing up in the Grand Rapids area for the Ada Data, a newsletter of the Ada CRC where he was a member for over 40 years. The support of the Ada CRC congregation during his stay at the Holland Home has been deeply appreciated by Mr. De Jong and his family. The family also thanks the staff of Fulton Manor's Fourth Floor Assisted Living for their loving care of him. Mr. De Jong passed away on the date of his wedding anniversary. His wife, Martha preceded him in death in 1995. He is survived by two children, Mary (Edward) Bekker of Ada, and Cornell "Rem" (Susan) De Jong of Marquette, Michigan. He also leaves behind five grandsons, John (Amy), Andrew (Kathie) and Douglas Bekker; David (Hope) and Peter (Ann) De Jong, and several great grandchildren. Funeral services, including committal, will be held Saturday 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Fulton Manor with Rev. Harvey Kiekover officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to CRWRC or to Ada CRC. Zaagman Memorial Chapel