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Waino Aukee

Saturday, March 25

11:00 am

Funeral Service for Waino Aukee

Visitation at Yntema Funeral Home

251 S. State Street, Zeeland, MI  49464

Friday, March 24, 4:00-7:00

Funeral Service at Harderwyk Ministries

1627 West Lakewood Blvd, Holland, MI   49424

Saturday, March 25

10:00am visitation

11:00am funeral

Waino Eric Aukee, age 91, passed away on March 21, 2023, in Zeeland, Michigan, after a long struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. His life was full of joy, curiosity, love for family, faithfulness, learning and gratitude for many lively adventures around the world.

Waino is survived by his dear wife of nearly 20 years, Carolyn Watson Aukee, and his children, Anita Johnson and husband Keith, Eric Aukee and his wife Maria Hellman, Josef Aukee, and Linnea Nurmi and her husband Kevin, and his brother Henry Aukee. He is the beloved grandpa to Andrew and his wife Erfana, Carolina, Elisabeth, Esa, Matthew, Timo, and Paavo. Grandson Andrew’s children Sybrand and Aisha Johnson are his two great-grandchildren. He is also the stepfather and grandfather to David, Jonathan, Peter, and Mary Watson and their families. Waino was married for 44 years to his first wife Sylvia Mae (Schipper) of Zeeland, Michigan who passed away in 1999. Waino is the son of Franz and Hulda Aukee of Ironwood Michigan. He is preceded in death by brothers and sisters Esther, Toivo, Wilho, Lauri, Esko, Edna, Arvo, Aune and Norma. Waino will be missed by countless Aukee and Schipper family nieces and nephews, in-laws and cousins.

You can access the full obituary HERE