Ben J. Nederhoed

April 27, 1935 ‒ July 05, 2008

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Ben John Nederhoed, age 73, of Green Valley Drive, Howard, passed away on Saturday July 5, 2008 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon. He was born on April 27, 1935 in Westerbork, The Netherlands to the late Hendrick and Jansje (Janssen) Nederhoed. Ben had his schooling in the Netherlands and immigrated to the United States in 1956. Ben owned and operated an upholstery store in Michigan before moving to Ohio in 1984 and working as a building contractor.

He is survived by his significant other of 17 years Martha Denman, his children, Hank (Jennifer) Nederhoed of Kalamazoo, MI, Maggie (Kevin) Winger of Grand Rapids, MI, John (Shelley) Nederhoed of Patrick Air Force Base, Joyce (Bill) Mora of Indianapolis, IN, Todd Denman, Wanda (Ken) Nikola, Gwen (Dave) Robertson, Vikki (Steve) Arlen, Chris (Wendy) Denman, 20 grandchildren, a brother, Harm Jan (Aly) Nederhoed, three sisters, Jansje Zomer, Aly (Jan) Hofman, Anny Enting, sister-in-law, Ge Nederhoed and the mother of his children, Alice Nederhoed.

Besides his parents a brother Lammert Nederhoed preceded him in death.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday July 12, 2008 at 11am at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon with Rev. Jamie Gump officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday one-hour prior to the memorial service. The family will observe a private burial.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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