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Henry H Dekker

Male 1930 - 2013  (82 years)


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  • Name Henry H Dekker  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Birth about 1930  Grand Rapids, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born 18 September 1930  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Race White  [2, 3, 7
    Residence 1935  Galewood-Burlingame, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 01 April 1940  Galewood-Burlingame, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 9; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son 
    Graduation 1948  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Grand Rapids Christian High 
    Residence November 1951  Grand Rapids, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Occupation 1977  [4
    One of the founders of the Mitsubishi Group of America (MGA) 
    Occupation after 1991  Malabar, Brevard, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    President of the Dekker Group, a business consultant specializing in employee personality profiles 
    Died 13 June 2013  Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6
    • Age: 82
    Person ID I11266  Koster

    Father John Dekker,   b. about 1889, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary VanderMaas,   b. about 1893, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F3674  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Living 
    Children 
    +1. Susan Dekker  [Natural]
     2. Pamela Dekker  [Natural]
    Family ID F3673  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S330] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Henry H Dekker

    2. [S366] Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for Alice Virginia Zuiderveen

    3. [S366] Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).
      Record for Henry Dekker

    4. [S275] United States Obituary Collection, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Publication Date: 23 Jun 2013; Publication Place: Brevard, Florida, USA.
      Record for Henry Dekker

      Henry H. Dekker, of Malabar, Florida, died on Thursday June 13, 2013, after a long struggle with Lewy Body Dementia. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, in Palm Bay, Florida, on Saturday June 29, 2013, at 11:00 am. A successful businessman and entrepreneur, Henry was respected by all who knew him and worked with him as a man of deep faith, unshakable integrity, and great wisdom, and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A firm believer in the Christian faith from his youth, he trusted in the birth, death, and resurrection of his Savior Jesus Christ for the sins of His people and as the hope of the world, and in the sure hope of the bodily resurrection from the dead to new life at the end of this present age.Henry was born September 18, 1930, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High in 1948, and then attended the Free University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands just after World War II. Later in his life, as he embarked on a second career as a Christian Counselor, he received an honorary doctorate from the Christian Bible College and Seminary of Missouri.Henry, as many of his generation, served in the Korean War as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. After this, he was a sales manager and served on the corporate staff of the Westinghouse Corporation, in their appliances division. In 1977, Henry became one of the founders of the Mitsubishi Group of America (MGA), introducing Mitsubishi television and audio equipment to the Southeast, and later served as one of 6 Vice Presidents in the United States, based in Atlanta. He retired from Mitsubishi in 1991, where he and Alice then moved to Malabar, Florida, near Melbourne. After this, Henry launched into a second career as president of the Dekker Group, as a business consultant specializing in employee personality profiles. He later became a certified Christian Counselor.Henry served on the board of Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando) for 40 years; the board of Christian Care Ministries; the board of International Christian Counselors; and on the board of the Good News Doctor Foundation for Autism. In addition, in his early years in Florida, he served as a councilman for the town of Malabar, and participated in the Florida League of Cities.Henry was married to Alice Zuiderveen Dekker for 61 years. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Mary Dekker, and by his sister Jo Willemstyn. He is survived by daughter Pamela and husband Robbie Peele (and grandchildren Deborah, Christine, Matthew, wife Beth, and great-grandson Smith) of Roswell, Georgia; daughter Susan and husband Doug Mann (and grandchild Stephen) of Malabar, Florida; son John and wife Therese Dekker (and grandchildren Ryan, Nicholas and Natalie) of Bishop, Georgia; and son Stephen and wife Keiko Dekker (grandchildren David and Daniel) of Tokyo, Japan. Affiliations US Marine Corps The insignias listed here may be subject to copyright and / or trademarked. Those copyrights and trademarks are owned by the respective organizations.

    5. [S335] U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;).
      Record for Henry Dekker

    6. [S29] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Issue State: Michigan; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Record for Henry Dekker

    7. [S203] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), Year: 1940; Census Place: Galewood-Burlingame, Kent, Michigan; Roll: T627_1776; Page: 25A; Enumeration District: 41-48A.
      Record for John Dekker

    8. [S38] Online Resource, Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 - Ancestry.com. search.ancestry.com.


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