Henry (Hank) William Heusinkveld went up to lead God’s heavenly choir on May 3, 2020.
Hank was born April 3, 1926, to Herman and Grace Heusinkveld in Lynden. He graduated from Lynden High School in 1944. In his younger years, he owned a local auto repair shop. In 1950 he was drafted into the army and served in the Korean War for two years.
After returning, Hank met Anne Schaap from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and they were married on Sept. 20,1953. After selling RVs and mobile homes for a number of years, Hank owned and operated various businesses selling organs and pianos, most notably Northwest Keyboards in Bellingham. After selling that business, he went back to selling RVs. Singing and music were Hank’s passion. In 1982 he organized and began directing the King’s Men of Song male chorus. The group went on several tours including one to the Midwest. He retired from the choir in 2002.
Hank and Anne then moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, to live during the winter and enjoyed campground hosting during the summers in Washington. They finally settled full-time in Gold Canyon, Arizona, in 2004. Hank became the choir director and worship leader for the Canyon Vista RV Resort worship service and did that until his 90th birthday in 2016.
Hank is survived by his daughter, Sharon Winters and son-in-law Phil, of Gold Canyon, Arizona; sisters Trudi (Bob) Homkes of Camarillo, California, and Eleanor Lamsma of Palos Heights, Illinois; sister-in-law Margaret Heusinkveld of Lynden; brother-in-law Tom Ozinga of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Anne, his parents, stepmother Ann Heusinkveld, brother Herman Heusinkveld, sister and brother-in-law Grace and Stan Faber, sister Clara Jean Ozinga and brother-in-law Henry Lamsma.
A memorial service will take place in Lynden later in the summer once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted.