John Spaans

Rev. John Spaans, 79, Norwich, Ontario, formerly of Corsica, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at University Hospital, London.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Netherlands Reformed Church, Corsica, with the Rev. E.C. Adams officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Corsica. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Koehn Brothers Funeral Chapel, Corsica.

Memorials are suggested to Rehoboth Christian School in Norwich.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne; two daughters: Dena and husband Mel Blom and Gert and husband Harlan Van Roekel, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two sons: Dick and wife Shirley Spaans, Corsica, and John and wife Linda Spaans of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; one sister: Nellie Boulma and husband Pete, Linden, Wash.; seven brothers: Cornie Spaans and wife, Pauline, and Ben Spaans and wife Betty, both of Corsica; Dick Spaans and wife, Mickie, Jim Spaans and wife, Kathy, and Ade Spaans and wife Betty, all of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Leonard Spaans and wife, Elizabeth, of Larchwood, Iowa; and Andy Spaans and wife, Doris, Mitchell;

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Joanne; and four brothers, Herman, Henry, Albert and Marvin Spaans.