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Frederick Thurston

Frederick Thomas Thurston

Friday, November 22nd, 1935 - Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
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Frederick Thomas Thurston, age 85, went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 21, 2021. He is preceded by his father Horace and mother Rosabel and his wife of 55 years, Sandra Lynne (VandenBout) Thurston. He is survived by children, Steven F. (Cynthia) Thurston, Russell F. (Jan) Thurston, Lynne T. (Mitch) Cripe, nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and stepbrothers/sisters Jon Thurston, Victoria (Thurston) Holcombe, Marshall Slagle, and Shirley (David) Brisbin. Fred had a passion for education, teaching Industrial Arts in Grand Rapids Schools and as an Assistant Principal at Jenison HS. Teacher summers allowed him to work as a National Park Service Ranger on Isle Royale and as a Wilderness Guide for a youth camp in Montana. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping, spending time with family, and making new friends. The funeral service will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Pastor Clarke Clemens on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the ResCenter at Resurrection Life Church, 5100 Ivanrest Avenue SW, Grandville, MI 49418. Friends are welcome to visit with family from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Please enter through doors E or H.

The funeral service can be streamed live by visiting the following link at the time of service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdmXHo9yF90
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Resurrection Life Church
    Address
    5100 Ivanrest Avenue SW
    Grandville, Michigan 49418
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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Resurrection Life Church
    Address
    5100 Ivanrest Avenue SW
    Grandville, Michigan 49418
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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The Treston Family

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Patricia Yates

Posted at 02:20pm
Steve, Russ and Lynn: In my youth I was a member of Park Congregational Church. Everyone knew Fred and Sandy, and we all wanted a boyfriend like Fred. The whole church attended their wedding. In 1963 I married Marsh Slagle and became a member of your family. Unfortunately, we divorced in 1980 and I didn't see much of your family after that. We also lived in Kentucky. I'll always remember the love they had for each other and for each of you and how very proud they were of their family. My sympathy and love, Pat Slagle Yates
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Posted at 12:05pm
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Posted at 07:45am
Daniel Our thoughts and prayers are with and your family during this difficult time. The Northeast Team.
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