Mr. Peter Vander Beek, Age 80 of Newaygo, Michigan died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 in Grand Rapids. He was born Peter Vander Beek in Kalamazoo, MI the son of Pearl M. (Van Vogelpol) and Alexander Vander Beek on April 27, 1923. He married Claudine P. Ruimveld on August 31, 1946 in Kalamazoo, MI. He was a Owner/Operator for Vander Beek Sales, Grand Rapids, MI until 1991. He was a life member American Legion Post #258 Grand Rapids; Newaygo Sportsman Club; Elks Lodge, Brooksville, FL. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy from December 14, 1942 until December 24, 1945 with rank of Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class.

He is survived by his wife Claudine Vander Beek, his sons: Donald & Kuniko Vander Beek of Grand Rapids, Jim Vander Beek of Grandville, Rick & Linda Vander Beek of Grand Rapids, 5 Grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A M from the McKinley Newaygo Chapel, on Monday, July 7, 2003 with the chaplain of the American Legion officiating. Visitation will be held Monday 10-11 A. M. service time. For Memorials please consider the Veterans Facility in Grand Rapids.

McKinley Funeral Home, Newaygo 231-652-5613. http:\\