Wayne Everett Lemmen

1924 - 2021


Wayne Lemmen, age 96, of Rockford, formerly of Coopersville, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and is now in the presence of his Lord. He was born in Allendale, MI on December 19, 1924 to the late BJ and Venna (Eelman) Lemmen.  In addition to his parents, Wayne was also preceded in death 6 weeks ago by his loving wife of 76 years Helene Lemmen, son Dennis Lemmen, and brother Robert Lemmen, Sr.  He is a lifetime member of the Coopersville Christian Reformed Church.  Wayne served as a naval officer in the Pacific during WWII, returning home to join the family business.  He was a well-known businessman until his retirement 25 years ago. Wayne loved his family, travel, golf, and was an avid bridge player. He also enjoyed his many friends in Michigan and Florida.  He will be deeply missed by his children, Marcia (Ron) Schofield, Douglas (Heidi) Lemmen, Lance (Regina) Lemmen, Todd (Lori) Lemmen, and daughter-in-law Tammy Lemmen; 12 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Due to Covid a private family service will be held with burial in the Allendale Township Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left on his Tribute Wall at

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Jim Hale

March 30, 2021 11:27 AM

Oh, the times we had at Myrtle Beach.  Foley, Gillette, Lemmen and Hale.  What a 4-some.  Thanx for being a great friend.  Your golfin’ buddies. Jim Hale

Jim and Lill Budzynski

March 29, 2021 4:14 PM

Our deep sympathy to everyone in the family on the loss of both Wayne and Helene. We have such nice memories of the times Wayne would stop by and chat about area history. 

Jim Key

March 26, 2021 11:32 AM

Quartet practice at our house.
Jim Key

Julie Handlogten

March 24, 2021 10:51 PM

Ron & I send our condolences to the family

Don and Pat Cook

March 24, 2021 6:59 PM

Our deepest condolences.  Great memories.  Don and Pat Cook

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