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“Thoughts and prayers to his family. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: James & Kathryn Stover - Belmomt, MI

“Our sympathy to you and your family We did not know your husband well but know that you God will help you in your sorrow. Dennis and Phyllis ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Dennis and Phyllis Bosma - IA

“Merrell was just a good friend going back to eastern Ave ”
3 of 11 | Posted by: Mike Oostdyk Ron Oostdyk - MI

“I remember the times Merrill would talk about a funny experience he had, especially dealing with people in the car business, some of the people he ...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: lee - oshkosh, WI - relative

“Greg and Nancy, I am sorry for your loss of bother your father and your aunt. You and your entire family are in my prayers. Also praying for safe...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Shirley Farrell - Hurst, TX

“Greg, you are in my prayers. Aunt Bonnie ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Bonnie Kibbe Reinhardt - Grayling, MI

“Greg, Nancy and family, We are very sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Charlie & Teresa (Kibbe) Riddle - MI

“Dear Greg, Nancy and the VanderSyde family, We are so sorry for your loss. May the good Lord guide you and help you through these difficult times/ ...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: The Riepe's - TX - friend

“DEAR AUNT GENE N FAMILY-THOUGH I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO VISIT THERE -YOU WELCOMED OUR DAUGHTER BETH WITH OPEN ARMS AND THROUGH LETTERS WE GET TO KEEP IN...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: JUDY DE KAM - ROCK RAPIDS, IA

“Dear Greg, Nancy and family, I am so sorry about the loss of your father. I did not know anything before you left. I just found out. I am so sorry...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Clemmie Gray - Richland Hills,, TX

“Our condolences in the passing of your beloved father. We love and appreciate you for your faith, your courage at this difficult time, and your love...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Pat Collins - Fort Worth, TX


VANDER SYDE (Rockford) – Mr. Merrill Vander Syde, age 75, passed away at his residence on July 7, 2013.

Merrill was born on June 11, 1938 in Matlock, Iowa. He was employed with Keeler Brass as a machine operator for 33 years. Mr. Vander Syde was the proud owner of Vander Syde Motor Sales in Rockford for 20 years. He was a 40 year member of the Buick Club of America (BCA). Merrill was a good father, hard worker and he inspired others to work hard. He loved to travel and was an 'enthusiastic car guy'.

Mr. Vander Syde is survived by his loving wife, Ruegina; children, Dennis Lee (Roberta) Vander Syde, Gregory Alan (Nancy) Vander Syde, Donald Ray Vander Syde, and Geffery Dean Vander Syde; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Henrietta (Garrett) Tilstra; several brothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. Merrill was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Minnie; sisters, Katherine Vander Syde and Magdalene; grandchildren, Eric and Caleb; and brother, Tony.

The Funeral Service for Mr. Vander Syde will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ronan-Vanderpool-Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 3131 S. Division Ave., Wyoming, with Rev. John Paepke officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the Vander Syde family at the Stegenga Funeral Chapel (note: Belmont location), 1601 Post Dr. on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the Wyoming Chapel.

Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Mel Trotter Ministries.