Maurice E. "Gene" Joslyn, age 94, of Spring Lake, MI passed away Sunday afternoon, August 28, 2016 in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born April 6, 1922 in Muskegon to Jack R. and Sylvia (Plew) Joslyn and has been a life resident of the area. Gene served his country as a Bombardier for the U.S. Army Air Corps, during WWII. He went on to become a Bombardier Instructor; and retired from the USAF Reserves as a LT. Colonel on April 6, 1982. He had been employed 29 years at Viking Foods where he retired as Director of Advertising, in 1984. On October 29, 1943 he married the former Margaret VerHeul; and she preceded him in death on August 22, 2007. They were both preceded in death by their infant son, David Gene Joslyn, in 1946. Gene's Godly life was an inspiration to his family, friends and community. He was a member of Fruitport Christian Reformed Church, where he had served as an Elder up to a year ago. He also served as President of the Michigan Coastal Credit Union for 50 years and was President of two Muskegon Bowling Leagues for over 25 years. He volunteered many years with his wife, Margaret, for the Muskegon Christian Schools. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather and is survived by 4 children, Richard (Sandra) Joslyn of Allendale, Kathy (James) Sterenberg of Kalamazoo, Dan (Nan) Joslyn of Muskegon and Larry (Lisa) Joslyn of Twin Lake, MI; 7 grandchildren, Adam (Amy) Sterenberg of Kalamazoo, Chad (Kari) Joslyn of Allendale, Rachael (Chris) Batts of Kalamazoo, Erik (Molly) Joslyn of Muskegon, Mike (Sharla) Joslyn of Allendale, Erin (Tony) Cuti of Muskegon and Philip (Lisa) Joslyn of Norton Shores; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Jack (Evy) Joslyn, Jr. and 1 sister, Barbara (William) Richards, both of Muskegon. FUNERAL SERVICES will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at The Lee Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Svcs., 6291 S. Harvey St., Norton Shores, MI 49444 231-798-1100. VISITATION with Gene's family will be 4-7:00 PM Tuesday (this evening). Burial will be in Restlawn Cemetery. Those wishing to express their sympathy are asked to consider Muskegon Rescue Mission or The Tree of Life School.