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Rev. Charles R. VanLente

Reverend Charles (Chuck) Robert VanLente went home to be with his Savior on December 28, 2021. He died of congestive heart failure and was forever relieved of numerous medical afflictions. Chuck was not a perfect man, but he clung personally and wholeheartedly to the same amazing grace of God that he proclaimed to so many others.

Chuck was born on November 26, 1941, in Holland, Michigan to Lloyd and Marion VanLente. He served God, people and numerous communities throughout his lifetime as an Air Force Airman, a Michigan State Trooper, a volunteer firefighter, a police chaplain, and a United Methodist Pastor. Chuck served at the following churches before retiring in 2010: Ashton Charge; Morris Chapel/Niles; St Johns: Salem; Maple Hill; Holton/Sitka/Twin Lake; Holton/Sitka/Twin Lake; Cassopolis; Kalkaska; Grand Rapids: Northlawn. 

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ron. He is survived by his wife, Linda, his sister, Judy, three children, three stepchildren, plus several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Condolences can be given online by clicking on this link: https://obits.mlive.com/us/obituaries/grandrapids/name/charles-vanlente-obituary?id=32037265

Last Updated on January 7, 2022

The Michigan Conference