K8EMU Ivan “Ike” DeWitt

Ivan “Ike” DeWitt, age 83, of Holland, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.  Ike, K8EMU, was a longtime member of the Holland Amateur Radio Club.  Ike was a past president of the Club and in 2010, was honored as “Ham of the Year” for his role as co-chairman of the annual hamfest.

Ike could always be counted on to lend a hand and pitch in wherever needed, whether it was making coffee for club meetings or working at Tulip Time parades.  Each year, for every parade, Ike requested to be stationed near the grandstands, where he assisted attendees up and down the dangerous steps of the old bleachers.  It’s hard to imagine those activities without him.

Please keep Ike’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

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