Sunday, November 15, 2015

 Dustin Miguel Van Harn, of Leighton Township, 
 an amazing musician, age 18. 
On November 7, 2015 
the guitars are suddenly quiet,
 the amps no longer hum,
 whether it was suicide or accident,
 we've lost our only son. 

Left to wonder why are his parents, Michael and Kaylyn Van Harn of Leighton Township; grandparents, Mary Dewey of Jackson and Stephen Van Harn of Jenison; uncles and aunts, Bruce and Patricia Dewey, Debra Medema, Rebekah and Dan Byrnes, Marcia and Andrew Brooks; and many great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins. His special girlfriend, Miki Thompson, childhood friend-in-crime, Lucas Finkbiener; forever best friend, Kyle Van Putten, and the friend who would remind Dustin that deep down inside he was still a Christian, Joshua Shoemaker.                                               He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wilma Van Harn and Charles H. Dewey.
A special thank you to the Leighton Township Fire Department first responders and the Wayland Area EMS paramedics for doing all they could to save him. 

Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM Wednesday, at Cook Funeral Home in Byron Center, 2067 - 84th St. SW. Funeral services will be held 3:30 PM Thursday, November 12, at Corinth Reformed Church, 129 - 100th St. SE in Byron Center, with visitation prior to the service beginning at 2:30 PM Thursday at the church. 
In honor of Dustin, contributions may be made to the Leighton Township Fire Department. 
The family welcomes memories and messages in their guestbook online at