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Arvin "Ike" Mentink

May 30, 1923 November 20, 2018
Arvin "Ike" Mentink
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Arvin Jay “Ike” Mentink, 95, of Oostburg went to be with his Lord on Tuesday night, November 20, 2018 at Pine Haven Christian Home in Sheboygan Falls.

Ike was born on May 30, 1923 in Oostburg, the son of the late Garrett and Janet (Huibregtse) Mentink. Ike graduated from Oostburg High School in 1941 and then served in the US Navy as a machinist mate on a landing craft ship in the South Pacific during World War II from 1943-46.

On September 11, 1946 he married Helen G. Soerens in Oostburg. Helen preceded him in death on March 19, 2007 following 60 years of marriage. After the war he worked for Kool Kitchen and Stokdyk Trucking. He proudly worked for the Sheboygan County Highway Dept. for 42 years until his retirement in 1985.

Ike was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a lifelong member of the First Christian Reformed Church in Oostburg where he had served as a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, usher and was part of the Men’s Club. During his retirement he enjoyed traveling to all areas of the United States with his dear wife, Helen. Ike also enjoyed camping, golf, playing cards, attending his grandchildren’s activities, Sunday morning coffee time after church with his family and family holiday events.

Ike is survived by four sons, Dean (Sally), Gary (Sherrie), Bruce (Judy), and Craig (LuAnn) Mentink, all of Oostburg; eight grandchildren, Michael (Patty) Mentink, Joel (Erin) Mentink, Paul (Nicole) Mentink, Michelle (Bart) Epping, Brian (Mary) Mentink, Jeff (Jessie) Mentink, Tracy (Shawn) Richards, and Kevin (Katie) Mentink; a granddaughter-in-law, Danielle (George) Mentink-Mladenov; a grandson-in-law, Joel Krier; 34 great grandchildren, Daniel, Nicholas and Mary Mentink, Sawyer and Macey Mentink, Brett, Billy, and Bradley Mentink, Ellianna and Mackenna Epping, Isaiah, Elijah, Malachi and Melchizadec Mentink, Kylee, Ian, and Liam Richards, Devyn, Gavyn, Bradyn and Jordyn Mentink, Ava, Nola and Isaac Krier, Niya and Asia Mentink, Jude, Cecilia, Angelina, Vera and Franklin Mladenov, Connor, Quinn and Grayson Mentink, three sisters-in-law, Lorraine Mentink, Faye Mentink, and LaVerne Nyenhuis, all of Oostburg.

Ike was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; a grandson, Jason Mentink; a granddaughter, Karri Krier; one sister, Lois Mentink; and three brothers, Meryl, Norman and Robert (Barbara) Mentink; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A funeral to celebrate Ike’s life will take place at the First Christian Reformed Church in Oostburg on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm with Pastor Drew Zylstra officiating. Burial and Military Honors will follow at the Union Cemetery in the Town of Holland.

Family and friends will gather at the First Christian Reformed Church in Oostburg on Saturday from 10:30 until the time of the service at 1:30 pm.

A memorial fund is being established in his memory for First Christian Reformed Church and the Oostburg Christian School Athletic Fund.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home (920-564-2771) is serving the Mentink family.


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24

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10:30 AM 11/24/2018 10:30:00 AM - 1:30 PM 11/24/2018 1:30:00 PM
First Christian Reformed Church

216 South 7th Street
Oostburg, WI 53070

First Christian Reformed Church
216 South 7th Street Oostburg 53070 WI
United States

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Saturday

24

Nov

1:30 PM 11/24/2018 1:30:00 PM
First Christian Reformed Church

216 South 7th Street
Oostburg, WI 53070

First Christian Reformed Church
216 South 7th Street Oostburg 53070 WI
United States
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