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Marten Zwart

September 6, 1937 ~ March 2, 2021 (age 83)


Marten Zwart, age 83, of Crystal Lake, IL passed away peacefully in Barrinton, IL on Tuesday March 2, 2021. He was born in Amersfoort, Netherlands on September 6, 1937 to Klaas and Rebeca Zwart.

Marten loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a good father, a great friend, and loved playing tennis. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Marten is survived by his loving partner, Barbara Kearns; children, Taco (Natalie) Zwart, Wiebe Zwart, Stephanie (Eduardo) Diaz, Jonathan Kearns; grandchildren, Lucy and Frank Zwart, Genavieve and Delilah Diaz; siblings, Toos Zwart and Karel (Annalies) Zwart, Wiebe (Elizabeth) Zwart; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Klaas and Rebeca Zwart and his son, Remco Zwart.

Services will be held privately by the family.

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Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter
8430 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Ste 800, Chicago IL 60631
Tel: 1-847-933-2413

Lymphoma Research Foundation
Wall Street Plaza 88 Pine Street, Suite 2400, New York NY 10005
Tel: 1-212-349-2910

JourneyCare Foundation
2050 Claire Ct., Glenview IL 60025
Tel: 1-224-770-2489

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