April 26, 1934 - July 6, 2020
Harold Kingma, age 86, of DeMotte, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020. He was born April 26, 1934, in Thayer, Indiana, the son of Gerben and Teenie (Fase) Kingma. Harold attended DeMotte High School, Class of 1952. He married the love of his life, Eleanor Toppen, on April 24, 1956 in DeMotte. Harold was a farmer his entire life, concentrating in poultry, pork, and crop farming. In 1967, he planted 5 acres of seedlings and eight years later, Kingma Christmas Tree Farm was ready for business, a staple of the community for 51 years. Harold was a member of First Christian Reformed Church and was a past deacon and elder there. He was also a member of the Indiana, Mid-America, and National Christmas Tree Associations. When he wasn’t working on the farm, Harold enjoyed traveling, golfing, fishing, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, and spending time with his family. Harold’s greatest legacy was his faith and love of God passed on through the generations of his family. Harold is survived by Eleanor, his wife of 64 years; children: Phyllis Penninga, Barbara (Fred) Hoekstra, Linda (Tom) Hanstra, Jon (Diane) Kingma, Beth (Bill) Terpstra; 17 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Samuel, James, and Roy Kingma; sister, Henrietta Kingma; and son-in-law, Steven Penninga. Friends and family may gather, while wearing a mask and practicing social distancing, at the First Christian Reformed Church of DeMotte, 1633 S. Halleck, on Monday, July 13, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:45 PM. A Funeral Service will follow at the church at 3:00 PM with Pastors Jim Alblas and Blake Campbell officiating. A private burial will be held at Holland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to DeMotte Christian School or Trees for Troops.
Harold Kingma, age 86, of DeMotte, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2020. He was born April 26, 1934, in Thayer, Indiana, the son of Gerben and Teenie (Fase) Kingma. Harold attended DeMotte High School, Class of 1952. He married the love of... View Obituary & Service Information
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