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Laurin Huntoon

Laurin "Mike" Huntoon, 75, of Holland, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2000, at his home.

Born in Muskegon, he moved to Holland in 1956. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served in World War II and the Korean War.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and served 25 years as a Boy Scout leader, including three years as district commissioner of Chippewa Big 8 District.

A former president of the Tulip City CB'ers Search and Rescue, and of Dads of Foreign Service Veterans Post 132, he was also past commander of VFW Post 2144. He helped form the Holland Area Veterans Council, and was a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award, George Meany Award, and Ralph Levan Memorial Trophy for service to the VFW.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Joni; children, Michael and Rose Huntoon of Grand Haven, Kate and Scott Oonk of West Olive, Bonnie and Richard Houting of Zeeland, Joni and Paul Ortman of West Olive, Jodi and Ivan Uren of Holland; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Bonnie and William Sleaford of Shelby, Delores and Al Meerzo of Warsaw, Ind., and Barbara Collison of Muskegon; sister-in-law, Ruth Streit of Muskegon; nieces and nephews.

Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, 77 W. 32nd St., with the Rev. John Westra officiating. Burial will be in Fort Custer Cemetery.

Visiting is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Northwood Chapel, Dykstra Funeral Homes, 295 Douglas Ave.

Memorials may be made to the VFW 2144 Honor Guard.

A son-in-law, William Rietveld, preceded him in death in 1992.


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