Gilbert Hahn Van Weelden




Born: February 1, 1932
Death: October 19, 2014


Gilbert (Gil) Hahn Van Weelden of Lowell Township, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Byron Center, MI. Gil was born on February 1, 1932. He spent his early years in Grand Haven, MI enjoying the beach and riding motorcycles before enrolling in the Navy. After returning from the Navy, he met and married Sandra (Thompson) Van Weelden and they made their home on an 80-acre farm on which he resided until his death. He enjoyed a career as an engineer at Lear Jet, Rapid Design, Gerber International and Oliver Products. He had a heart of gold and enjoyed spoiling his children and grandchildren. He also had a love for cars, motorcycles, trains and pets, especially his dog Tank. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra (Thompson) Van Weelden, daughters Carol Marculis, Kim (Kevin) Taylor and son Mark (Carol) Van Weelden and his grandchildren Matt and Nate Marculis and Garret and Riley Taylor. He was preceded in death by his father, Seymour Van Weelden, his mother Arvalla Van Weelden, his brother Marvin and sister, Marlene. A celebration of Gil’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Safe Haven Humane Society, PO Box 55, Ionia MI 48846. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Metro Health in Byron Center, especially Dr. Steve Van Laan and the wonderful staff of Lowell Medical Center, in particular, Drs. Gauthier & Lang.

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