of Chelsea, Michigan, age 84, unexpectedly went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. He was born August 14, 1938, in Zeeland, Michigan, the son of Joseph Henry & Diletta (Buter) Waldyke. Dr. Waldyke was a family physician in the Chelsea area for many years and was one of the founders of Chelsea Hospital. He was a member of Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church and worked with the Boy Scouts, Special Olympics, and the Chelsea Schools Sex Education Committee.
On August 28, 1959, he married Mary Van Klavern in Holland, Michigan, and she survives. Other survivors include four sons, Michael (Jackie) Waldyke of Dexter, David Waldyke of Frederic, Daniel (Jennifer) Waldyke of Lakewood, CO, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Waldyke of Simpsonville, SC; a daughter, Kathryn (Roger Fliege) Waldyke of Carbondale, IL; three sisters, Mary (David) Vander Yacht of Pinckney, Nancy (Ernest) Pierik of Woodstock, ON, Karen Wolthuis of Pinckney; four grandchildren, Jason, Kate, Matthew, and Wyatt; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother-in-law, Ken Wolthuis.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. at Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Kristen Livingston and Rev. LeAnn Seto officiating. A private burial will be at Oak Grove East Cemetery in Chelsea. The family will receive friends at Cole Funeral Chapel Sunday, September 18, from 1-4 pm & 6-8 pm and at the church Monday from 10-11 am. Memorial contributions may be made to the Huron Valley Humane Society or Chelsea Hospital.
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