Larry Conner

  • Born: November 29, 1937
  • Died: November 22, 2021
  • Location: Hopkins, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Larry Conner, age 83, of Hopkins, MI, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021, at Holland Hospital with family by his side.

Larry was a loving father, and a loyal, devoted husband and caregiver to his wife, Patricia. He served in the US Army from 1960-1966 and was a lifelong member of LifeChange Community Church in Burnips, MI. He was employed by Herman Miller for 38 years, working as a furniture manufacturer. Larry was an avid hunter and fisherman, enjoyed bird watching, sports, and had a passion for wood working and crafting. Most of all, Larry will be remembered for his servant's heart and his great love for his family. To him, family was everything.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Frieda; his son, Jeffrey; and his granddaughter, Jessica.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia; children: Tod (Tulip) Conner, Amy (Chris) Ambrose, Beverly (Rev. David) Kimball; 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; siblings: Connie (Larry) Meurs, Tom (Joan) Conner, Marcia (Harley) Sietsema, John (Sherry) Conner; in-laws: Jean Butcher, Jim Graves, Gail Bowser, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service to honor the life of Larry will take place at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at LifeChange Community Church, 3014 Newell Street, Dorr, MI. Rev. Steve Jones will officiate. A time of visitation will be held Friday, the day prior from 2:00 - 4:00pm and 6:00 – 8:00pm at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State St, Zeeland. Burial will take place in Salem Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to LifeChange Community Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember him from work, always a smile and always someone you wanted to talk to.
What you will find as you go on is your Dad will always be with you, your memories and things you did together with him!
Prayers your you and your family!

Posted by Doug Haveman - Grand Rapids, MI - Family Friend   November 27, 2021

Prayers for peace and comfort during this sad time. Rejoice in knowing Larry is with our heavenly father and we will join him when God calls us home! So blessed to have known him. Larry always had a kind word and his smile was infectious. He shared his love of the outdoors and the Lord with our family ovwr the years.

Posted by Tracy and Jeff Keesee - Otsego, MI - Family Friend   November 27, 2021

Sending love to Pat and the entire family. My entire life I have known Pat and Larry. The old story is my parents encouraged their relationship. I enjoyed every time our families visited especially at Brady. It is such a joy to know our faith allows us to look forward to eternity and this is only a short goodbye. I will always remember Larry for his kindness and his contagious smile. Praying for all of you! Barb and Jim Schenck

Posted by Barbara Schenck - Tecumseh, MI - Family Friend   November 27, 2021

He will be missed

Posted by cheryl loughner - hudsonville, MI - Friend   November 27, 2021

To the best uncle I ever had. Through the early part if my life you were and will always be the man I looked up to. You were a family man but you were also do much more. Caring to a fault, loving to everyone equally and you listened to things before acting on them. I will miss you even though I haven't seen you in awhile I always thought of you. Your in a great place now and the bonus is you are with someone I miss the most. Give him a hug and let him know I miss him so much

Posted by Jim Graves - Three Rivers, MI - Family   November 26, 2021

We will miss our friend of many years! Many wonderful memories. We can see him sitting at the Jordan River fishing. We will see you again our dear friend in Heaven. Our condolences to his family!

Posted by Glenn and Sue Jager - Burnips, MI - Friend   November 24, 2021

Larry was an awesome man! He will be greatly missed by his family and his church family. Always a smile and a true servants heart. Now safe at home with his savior. So thankful to have known him. He held a special place in our daughter's life and heart also!

Posted by Bonnie Weatherwax - Friend   November 23, 2021

Will always remember his big smile and he always took time to talk. So sorry. He will be missed.

Posted by Brenda Jager - Burnips, MI - Friend   November 22, 2021

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