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William Heemskerk

November 2, 1932 — February 5, 2024

Port St. Lucie

William Heemskerk

Our beloved father, William (Willem, Bill) Heemskerk, passed away peacefully February 5, 2024. He was born November 2, 1932, in Naaldwijk, Netherlands. He, his parents and siblings immigrated to Canada after WWII where he met his wife of nearly 60 years, Hendrika (Rickie). Together they moved to the US in the 60’s, living in NY and MI. After retiring from the Ford Motor Company in Woodhaven, MI, they moved to TN and later settled in FL, where his hobbies included woodworking and building mechanical models.

William was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Hendrika Heemskerk, and his brother, George Heemskerk.

William is survived by his sister, Nellie Drost (John), and his 7 children – James Heemskerk (Sue), Kathleen Van Vynckt, William Heemskerk (Colleen), Carolyn Clark (Kyle), Timothy Heemskerk, Christine Martin (Kevin), and Kimberly Seipenko (Todd).

William is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren – William, Crystal, Ryan, Bradley, Kara, Nathan, Darin, Jonathan, Ashley, Christopher, Chelsea, Maxwell, Mason, Jacob, Janessa, Braden, Sawyer, Rylynn, Shea, Arabella, Hunter, Raymond, Cody, and Emmett.

All who loved William will remember him for his faith and love for God, unconditional love for family, sense of humor, work ethic, candor, and a fierce handshake.

‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.’ – John 11:25

A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 12 noon with a 1:00 pm Memorial Service with Pastor Gary Carr officiating at the St. Lucie Chapel of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, 714 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL.

Until we meet again, Dad, we love you and will miss you dearly.


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