Born: August 21, 1926
Death: December 10, 2017

Herbert P. Froese, age 91, formerly of Cascade Township, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Genevieve; children Thomas (Mary) Froese, Connie (John) VanBelkum, Cynthia (Steve) Wells, Barbara (David) Gillman, Laura (Joseph) VanBelkum; brother Richard (Dorothy) Froese; sister Mildred Qualls; grandchildren Tamara Froese, Jeffrey VanBelkum, Kristina VanBelkum, Michael (Kristy) Wells, Amy (Justin) Wells-Morgan, Cherie (Matthew) Hanson, Eric (Catherine) Gillman, Kevin (Stephanie) Gillman; 9 great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Edna (Louis) Alighire; brother-in-law Samuel Qualls. Herb was proud of his country and served in the Navy during WWII. He retired from Parker Motor Freight and was an active member of the Teamsters. His hobbies included a small farm in Cascade Township and traveling with their travel trailer.  Visitation will be held Friday 6-8:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Funeral service will be Saturday, December 16, 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home chapel. Hospice Chaplain Steve Bristol officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, W 46th Street & 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036, Grace Hospice, 3355 Eagle Park Dr. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49525 or Kindred Hospice, 625 Kenmoor Ave., S.E., Suite 115, Grand Rapids, MI  49546.

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