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Cornelius "Casey" Mekkes
  • In honor of Casey, memorial contributions may be made to Words of Hope Inc. or Mel Trotter Ministries.

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“Even though I did not know Mary Beth's father, I remember her as a wonderful, cheerful and optimistic classmate in Grandville Schools. Mary Beth...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Roger Allen Hofstra-Christ - CA

“Martha, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I was in Mexico, so was not able to attend. Please take a big hug from Norm and I. Our prayers are...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kathy Smart - Grand Rapids, MI

“Kay and family, I'm so sorry for the loss of Casey, but am happy to know he now enjoys perfect health and the presence of his Savior! Thank you so...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Maribeth Bruins - Allendale, MI

“We hope he will rest in peace, that memories of good moments with hime will ease your pain . warm regards Clarisse and Pierre ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Eby Clarisse and Pierre Legraa

“Dear Kay, Martha, Tim, Laura, When we remember Casey, a few thoughts come to mind. "A life well lived" "A class act" "A gentle soul" "A loving...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Rick & Karen Smallegan - MI

“Dear Kay and family, I don't know if you remember me but I was a huge fan of both Casey and you. Casey brought his beautiful music to many memory...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Carol norman - Grand Rapids, MI

“Martha and family, the more we read about Martha and Laura's father, the more we realize what a great man Casey was. His sense of humor must've been...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Kevin and Lynne Heyne - MI

“Kay, My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this time of loss. Casey was a very loving person. I have many fond memories of Casey and you. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Karin Dykstra - Grandville, MI

“Kay and Family, Sorry to hear of Casey's passing. Danny. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Danny Abbott - Jenison, MI

“Dear Kay and Family: We are so sorry to learn of Casey's passing. We will always remember your kind family who were are neighbors on Wallace in...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Goudzwaard - Seeley Lake, MT

“Laura, Martha, Tim and Kay, I am so sorry for your loss. His bright smile and laugh will be missed here on earth. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Mindy Walter - grand rapids, MI

MEKKES - Cornelius "Casey" Mekkes, born December 25, 1919, age 95, went to be with his Lord, Thursday, August 13, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore K. and Ranskie Mekkes; six siblings Anna Top, John Mekkes, Nicholas Mekkes, Nicholas Mekkes, Jeanette St. Charles, Kathryn Headley. He will be remembered by his wife of 69 years, Katherine "Kay" Mekkes; children Mary Beth (Tom) Bartlett; Tim (Judy) Mekkes, Martha (Bruce) O'Connor, Laura (Dan) Stachowiak; ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren/ great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Casey was a man who dearly loved his Lord and his family (including his church family).

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, with visitation one hour prior starting at 10 a.m. at First Reformed Church of Grandville – 3060 Wilson Ave SW, Grandville, MI. Pastor Bud Pratt will be officiating. Interment will be at Grandville Cemetery.

In honor of Casey, contributions may be made to Words of Hope Inc. or Mel Trotter Ministries. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at

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Grandville Cemetery

3570 Prairie Street S.W. Grandville, MI 49418