Clarence Walter Hesselink
02/04/1955 - 11/06/2019
Obituary for Clarence Walter Hesselink
Clarence Walter Hesselink, age 64, of Sparta, Michigan passed away while diving off the coast of Curacao on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. He was the oldest son of Walter and Alma (Worley) Hesselink, born on February 4, 1955 in Grand Rapids. He was the second oldest of their 11 children and was known and loved as “Little Buzz”. Clarence graduated from Sparta High School, proudly served his country in the US Army and then worked his lifetime career as a long-haul truck driver. He died doing something he loved and had a passion for as a Master Diver.
Clarence is survived by his son, Shawn Hesselink; his life partner, Linda Olson; his siblings, Arletta Newton, Loretta Werkema, Melvin (Betty) Hesselink, Arletha Price, James (Deb) Hesselink, Brenda Bouck, Karla Campbell, Warren Hesselink, Linda (Robert) Goodfellow and Ronald (Tonya) Hesselink; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Alma; brothers-in-law, Edd Newton, David Price. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 23, 11:00 A.M. at the Sparta Baptist Church with his brother, Rev. Mel Hesselink and Rev. Samuel Worley officiating. Interment in Algoma Township Cemetery. Friends may meet the family at the Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home on Friday 5 to 8 P.M. and at the Sparta Baptist Church on Saturday, morning 1 hour prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to The American Heart Association.
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