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Peter Wielhouwer

May 10, 2023
Oshtemo, MI




Peter William Wielhouwer, 82, went home to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on May 10, 2023. Son of Gysbrecht (Bert) and Aagje (Aggie) (van der Jagt) Wielhouwer, he was born in 1941, was diagnosed with renal cancer in 2018, and died peacefully at home in Kalamazoo, Mich., with his wife and sons by his side.

Pete was a kind, gentle, and loving man, who cared deeply about others. He was born in Boston, grew up in Dorchester, Mass. and married Jane Anderson in 1963; they had two sons, Peter and Philip, and an adopted daughter, Wendy. He graduated from Boston University with a degree in Aeronautical Technology, joined the US Air Force in 1963 and, later, the Connecticut Air National Guard, retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel. Pete also worked for Hamilton Standard, Inc. on Apollo Lunar Space projects, and then Combustion Engineering in Windsor, CT for 23 years. He was an active member of his churches, especially Windsor Locks Congregational Church and Berean Baptist Church.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Jane; sons Peter (Deborah) and Philip (Valarie), sister Anna Saltmarsh, ten nieces and nephews, and ten grandchildren: through Peter and Deb: Jonathan (Kelsey), Matthew, Andrew, Lydia (Yeager) Coss, Elizabeth, and Anna; through Phil and Val: Jacob, Brett, Madison, and Ryan. He is predeceased by his parents, brother John, sister Aggie Kennedy, daughter Wendy, and daughter-in-law Kimberly.

A visitation and memorial service will be held at Berean Baptist Church, 7813 S. 12th Street

Portage, MI, beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 20th. Flowers may be sent to Peter Wielhouwer, c/o Langeland Funeral Home, 622 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in Pete's name to Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries, Iron Sharpens Iron, or Berean Baptist Church; links can be found at