Glenn A Poel

  • Born: January 28, 1949
  • Died: October 14, 2020
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family


Glen A. Poel, age 71. of Zeeland, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 after a long life of happiness and a brief period of bone cancer. Please come and CELEBRATE all the love, kindness, devotion, and memories of Glenn and his life from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Tripleroot Brewpub and Market, 146 E Main Ave, Zeeland, MI 49424.


Glenn A. Poel, age 71, of Zeeland, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at his home.

Glenn graduated from Coopersville High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He was a former member of Peace Reformed Church.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Marian Poel; step-mother, Nell Poel; parents-in-law, Bud and Barbara Hillman; brother-in-law, Jim DeYoung; and niece, Melissa Weber.

Glenn is survived by his:

Wife of 41 years, Carol Poel

Wendi (Matt) Taylor of Zeeland
Danial (Carrie) Poel of Marysville, OH
Heather Collins of Dearborn, MI

Kieran Poel
Myléne Taylor
Carson Taylor
Kyaira Collins
Leo Poel
Andi Poel
Raegan Poel

R.J. (Marian) Poel of Jenison
Mary Jo DeYoung of Zeeland
Jon (Becky) Poel of Coopersville
Calvin (Sharon) Poel of Zeeland

Beverly Wade of Clinton, MO

as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A service celebrating Glenn's life will be announced in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Mercy and Kindred Hospice. Arrangements are by Yntema Funeral Home and condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Carol I was so sorry to hear about Glenn. Dave and I always enjoyed our visits with him up north in the trailer. He always had good stories to tell and he was a heck of a hunter. I remember when he brought that monster buck to our work to show it off! I couldn't believe it came out of the same woods Dave and I hunted. I had never seen a buck that big!

Posted by Nancy Zeeff - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend   October 19, 2020


Posted by KENNETH VANDERWALL - BORCULO, MI - Friend   October 17, 2020

Wendy,Matt, Carsten and Mylene; You have my deepest sympathy. May all your wonderful memories bring you joy and peace in this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that he now has a new life through the blood of Christ and that a reunion awaits you. I'll be praying for you all as you journey forward without him by your side. Neighbor Mary❣

Posted by Mary Heyboer - Zeeland, MI - Neighbor   October 17, 2020

Your all in my prayers during this difficult time. Glenn was friendly to all. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Delores Smallegan - Zeeland, MI - Friend   October 16, 2020

Carol and family so sorry to hear about Glenn's passing. Hug's and Prayers.

Cheryl Wasson Klingenberg

Posted by Cheryl Klingenberg - Friend   October 16, 2020

Carol and family - our deepest condolences in the passing of Glenn. May your memories sustain you during this difficult time.

Posted by Penny and Daryl Lemmen - Zeeland, MI   October 16, 2020

Sorry for your loss, my brother, Jud, was a good friend of Glen's, and is Heaven to welcome him home.

Posted by Candace Heft - Conklin, MI - Friend   October 15, 2020

Dear R.J., Mary Jo, Jon and Cal and families,
I'm thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Glenn was always so much fun when we would go out to Coopersville to Uncle Oscar and Aunt Marians farm when we were kids! May his memory be a blessing.
Love, Lois

Posted by Lois Poel - Grand Haven, MI - Family   October 14, 2020

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