Dane Robert Hesselink

March 02, 1961 - April 13, 2018

Dane Robert Hesselink of Cadillac died early Friday morning, April 13, 2018 at his home. He was 57. He was born on March 2, 1961 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Robert T. & Beverly E. (Mishler) Hesselink.

Dane lived most of his life in the Cheboygan and Cadillac areas and graduated from Cadillac High School in 1979. He loved collecting antiques, working on cars and helping people.

Survivors include his children: Jennifer Hesselink (Adam Hill) of Mount Pleasant, Michigan and Robert Hesselink of Mount Pleasant, Michigan; 2 grandchildren: Connor & Leah Hill; his mother, Bev (Chuck) Strom of Cadillac; and his brothers & sister: David Hesselink of Harrietta, Dennis (Tam) Hesselink, Daryl (Natalie) Hesselink, and Darwin (Christine) Hesselink all of Cheboygan, Dawn (David) Hesselink-VanAmberg of Livonia and Doyle Hesselink (Carol DeFour) of Cadillac; step-brothers: Martin Strom of Farwell and Randy (Cindy) Strom of Virginia Beach, VA; step-sister, Renee (Dennis) James of Mount Clemens, Michigan as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dane was preceded in death by his father, Robert Hesselink on January 28, 1967 and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Hesselink on July 17, 2017.

Memorial services will be held at the Cherry Grove Church of the Nazarene at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 8, 2018 with Pastor Brian Farmer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family (dawnreliv44@gmail.com). An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.


Guest Book

Carlton and Shelby Plyler - Apr 15th, 2018 1:30 pm

"We are so sorry for your loss. We send our deep sympathy to all the family."

Lucy Root - Apr 16th, 2018 6:21 am

"So sorry for the family loss. You are all in my prayers for your healing pain.GOD BLESS."

Tom Robbins - Apr 16th, 2018 9:55 am

"my thoughts and prayers are for Dane and his family (especially his sister Dawn). too young"

Jan & MikeBoyd - Apr 16th, 2018 2:25 pm

"Bev & Chuck, So sorry for your lost Our thought & prayers are with you & your family"

Joseph Nemeth - Apr 16th, 2018 4:25 pm

"Sending my deepest condolences. Dane was a very caring man who would go above and beyond to help others. He will be missed. "

Karrie Lynn Hesselink - Apr 16th, 2018 5:22 pm

"Uncle Dane: You know. My dentist asked me how much I paid to have my teeth all filed down. I said nothing but memories. He asked what do you mean? I said lots of times being baby sat by my uncle Dane He always gave me jolly ranchers. Still my favorite candy till this day. He always saw treasure in things that most may have overlooked. You know I think he was the one who had it right. Treasure was in the eye of the beholder. Always a story to tell. Pipe dreams out of this world and he always had such a huge heart. The wheeler dealer king. Oh my goodness! He just wanted to be like all his siblings. He looked up to everyone of you. His family I know all has made a significant impact on the way he had gone through a life taken to me too quickly. God saw worth in him and called him to his side. He truly had a raw spirit and I know today he is in Heaven. Happy and still collecting things he found beauty and happiness that no one realized had value. If I had the chance today I would tell him I absolutely adored him. Loved him and never was there a day where I thought I’d live without him. But that’s the thing. He will always be with all of us in spirit and sometimes in memories of the past. I am jealous as I wished I finally had life right enough to be in heaven just as he is. We will all miss him in one way or another. "

Ellen Todd Innis - Apr 16th, 2018 6:50 pm

"We are so sorry for your loss to your family. God Bless the family "

Robert Light - Apr 16th, 2018 7:58 pm

"So very sorry to hear of Danes passing. Denna and I send our heartfelt sympathy and warmest regards to you all."

Dawn Hesselink VanAmberg - Apr 16th, 2018 10:44 pm

"Thank you all for your kind words, the memorial service will be at 11 am June 8th at Cherry Grove church. If you need additional information, please email me at Dawnreliv44@gmail.com My brother will be missed greatly by us all. His favorite big sister Dawn "

Janet Reed - Apr 17th, 2018 7:42 am

"In this time of sorrow, lean on God who will Give you comfort and strength that only he can give. Cherish the memories of Dane and keep them close to your heart. "

Lorraine Fradle - Apr 17th, 2018 8:45 am

"My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time."

Robert Merritt - Apr 17th, 2018 1:34 pm

"Good all around guy "

Gail T Baird Jr. - Apr 17th, 2018 1:46 pm

"A True brother to me and my wife Shawn. Always a good man and always wanting and willing to help anyone. He loved all of my kids and Grand children and would do anything for all of them. R.I.P. Dane you will be missed. Love you my brother... "

Shawn baird - Apr 17th, 2018 5:01 pm

"It is still so hard to believe he is gone ...such a great true friend . He will always be in our hearts and on our minds ...he gave me a couple of his treasures and I will cherish them forever... rip Dane we love you !"

Paul and Lynn Austin - Apr 17th, 2018 7:45 pm

"So sorry for your loss. "

Josephine Capizzi Gluckman - Apr 19th, 2018 10:23 pm

"Josephine Capizzi Gluckman I send my deepest condolences to-all and prayers to help all of you bear your pain and sorrow."

Dawn Hesselink VanAmberg - Apr 30th, 2018 5:53 pm

"Danes's memorial service info June 8, 2018 11am Cherry Grove Church 9457 S. 29 mile RD off M 55 Cadillac MI"

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