William "Bill" Van Dyke

  • Born: April 30, 1967
  • Died: January 10, 2022
  • Location: Spring Lake, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

William S. Van Dyke, age 54, of Spring Lake, MI went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 10, 2022.

Bill lived most of his life in the greater Holland area and attended Holland Christian schools. He was a lifelong mechanic and was most recently employed at Floor Gear in Holland.

From his youth, Bill was a tinkerer, a magician with his hands. He would love to take apart machines to figure out how they worked and put them back together, always looking for improvements in design. He had a never-ending stream of ideas to help improve the world which would come to life in intricate detail.
Bill will be remembered as a man who would help anyone who asked and never met a stranger. He loved the water life, chasing sunsets on his beloved Scappare with his many marina friends, and spending time with his love, his children and his grandson. In his trademark Hawaiian shirts, ocean blue eyes, deep tan and even deeper dimpled smile, he was always happy to captain a party and entertain his friends. His amazing boat maneuvers earned him the "Butter Bill" moniker. When Michigan weather grew colder, his thoughts always turned to sunshine and warmth, and he spent as much time as possible in the southern climates. His friends will testify to his obsessions with golf, hot tubs, roller coasters and, of course, "Free Bird". Above all, Bill had a passion for making the universe a better place. And we all are better for it.

Bill had a huge and troubled heart. He is gone too soon. His dark days are forever behind him; he is now forever in the warmth and light. Wearing the loudest shirt imaginable.

Survivors include his fiancé Karen Kayes (her children, Ashleigh and Lucas Underwood), his children Jamie (Adam) Khodl and Austin Van Dyke, grandson Wyatt Khodl, his parents Wayne and Sharon Van Dyke, siblings Susan Lookingbill, Brian (Darcy) Van Dyke, Michelle (Todd) Bruinsma, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5:00-6:00pm Friday, January 14 at Holland Heights Christian Reformed Church, 836 E 8th St., Holland. A memorial service with Rev. Ralph Beidler and Rev. George DeJong officiating will follow at 6:30pm, also at the church. Donations may be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Arrangements are by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home and condolences may be left online at www.langelandsterenberg.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Sharon and Wayne- I was unable to attend Bill's memorial but have been thinking and praying for you and your family since I heard about his passing! I know that Bill is no longer suffering now and is finally at peace with Jesus! The hole in your hearts I'm sure is unimaginable but I know with help of all you friends and family, and of course help my above, time will help ease the pain along with the knowledge that you will see him whole again!! I will continue to pray for grace and peace!!❤

Posted by Mary Harter - Holland, MI - Friend   January 15, 2022

When life ends, love doesn't. There are so many childhood memories of mine with Bill in them, and they will forever be cherished.

Posted by Crista Kearney - West olive, MI - Family   January 14, 2022

So sorry we are not there tonight, but our sympathy goes to all of your family, we have good memories of Bill, probably 50 years of memories! Praying God will give you strength for each day.

Posted by Jim and Sharon Hulst    January 14, 2022

So sorry for your loss my condolences to family and friends. RIP Bill.

Posted by Kari Sisson - Gilbert, AZ   January 14, 2022

Sympathy for the family , I pray for GODS peace for you all.

Posted by Brent Wabeke - Zeeland, MI   January 13, 2022

There are no adequate words to convey our sympathy for your sorrow. You are loved and prayed for.

Posted by Ken Karen Michmerhuizen - Holland, MI - Friend   January 13, 2022

Jamie and Austin love you both and prayers and love. Always remember your dad will not be forgotten he loves you 2 more than you guys will ever know. He is with you both always and he will be waiting to meet you both again. Always remember he is by your side and always watching you. God bless you

Posted by Priscilla Wood - Coloma, MI - Family   January 13, 2022

Wayne, Sharon, and family, I am so sorry to hear that Bill has passed.
Lots of good memories from a long time ago. God Bless! Mary Elders

Posted by Mary Elders - Holland   January 13, 2022

Brother, I hope you have now found peace. I love you

Posted by Michelle Hansen - Kenosha, WI - Sister   January 12, 2022

Sincere condolences with the loss of your love

Posted by Kathryn Sullivan - Honolulu, HI - Friend   January 12, 2022

You will be truly miss and was honored to call you my friend and Brother

Posted by Brian DeWitt - Hamilton, MI - Friend   January 12, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Bill was a great person. He will be missed

Posted by Brad Filbrandt - Coworker   January 12, 2022

Thoughts and many prayers are being sent your way

Posted by Denny and Linda Best - Fruitport, MI   January 12, 2022

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