Brian Joseph VanOrder, 32

Brian Joseph VanOrder, 32, of Thorn Hill, Tenn., formerly of Allegan, died Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Brian could be called an old soul, one who enjoyed living like the old times. He enjoyed raising chickens, canning tomatoes, hiking, fishing and plucking the strings of his banjo.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kenneth and Dorothy VanOrder and Eugene and Claudia Ostrowski, and a niece Karlee and nephew Jr.

He is survived by his wife Amanda; children, Aleric and Kyndra; parents, Scott and Judy VanOrder of Zeeland and Dawn and Kevin Seely of South Haven; brother Nick VanOrder of Allegan; sister, Bethy VanOrder and her children, Kylee and Kenzlee of South Haven; stepbrothers, Michael Brandt of Grand Rapids and Brian Brandt of Zeeland; and many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

A funeral service will be Tuesday, April 23, at 11 a.m. at the Chapel at Central Wesleyan Church, 446 West 40th St., Holland. Uncle Mark Lewis will be officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Monday, April 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Dykstra Funeral Home—Mulder Chapel, 188 West 32nd St., Holland.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Holland Rescue Mission.

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