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Michigan dad of sextuplets dies of heart attack after setting up a trampoline for kids
New York Daily news ^ | April 10, 2014

Posted on 04/10/2014 6:10:58 PM PDT by SMGFan

HOLLAND, Mich. — The 39-year-old father of Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets suffered a heart attack and died after setting up a trampoline for his children, a relative said.

Ben Van Houten died Wednesday night, said Sue Herweyer of Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes in Holland.

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1 posted on 04/10/2014 6:10:58 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Sad, good time to remember we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. Hope he had life insurance.


2 posted on 04/10/2014 6:12:38 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SMGFan

Awww. How devastating for his family. God Bless them, may the Lord give them strength and comfort in the coming days.


3 posted on 04/10/2014 6:12:42 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: SMGFan

Oh my gosh. Absolutely tragic.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 6:14:23 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: driftdiver
Sad, good time to remember we aren’t guaranteed tomorrow. Hope he had life insurance.

If I had sextuplets, I'd buy a million bucks' worth.

5 posted on 04/10/2014 6:15:08 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SMGFan; fieldmarshaldj

Tragic, RIP.


6 posted on 04/10/2014 6:16:17 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: driftdiver

I hope he had a HUGE Policy!What a TRAGEDY!GOD Bless Them!!!


7 posted on 04/10/2014 6:19:33 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: Zhang Fei

Yes, it is sad, and hopefully he had plenty of life insurance. If he worked, I think his wife will qualify for something like $700 per kid per month in social security survivor benefits, which will help. Until they turn 18.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 6:20:30 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: SMGFan

Couldn’t spring back from that huh?


9 posted on 04/10/2014 6:23:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SMGFan
Should've sold it for 5 bucks.


10 posted on 04/10/2014 6:23:52 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: SMGFan

THAT’s a problem...


11 posted on 04/10/2014 6:53:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SMGFan

Sad. RIP.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 6:54:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SMGFan

prayers up for the family


13 posted on 04/10/2014 6:57:04 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: NEMDF

How’d you get that number? They might get even $1000 each, EXCEPT there’s a limit on the total dollars for the entire family, which will severely crunch the total amount.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 7:01:08 PM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: SMGFan; All

If anyone comes across a link to help his family please Freepmail me.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 7:03:02 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: SMGFan

I can see how having that many kids could cause heart/mental problems, and possibly baldness. I have more than that, and someday my Liver could shut down.

It takes its toll on a person. lol


16 posted on 04/10/2014 7:04:43 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: NEMDF

$700 for the FIRST TWO kids, nothing after that. The government wants you to know that it decides how many kids you should have.


17 posted on 04/10/2014 7:06:36 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Vendome

I like a good joke like anyone, but really?


18 posted on 04/10/2014 7:25:08 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: Vendome

When it comes to tramapolines, some body is gonna die.
There’s no market for used tramapolines......


19 posted on 04/10/2014 7:26:29 PM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: driftdiver

Yup.

On your best day you are sick enough to die.


20 posted on 04/10/2014 7:26:45 PM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: SMGFan

My goodness. That is so young to die of such a disease.

Those poor kids, they no longer have a father.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 7:40:59 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: SMGFan

Top 10 Household Things That Are More Trouble Than They Are Worth

  1. Boat

  2. Backyard Swimming Pool

  3. Recreational Vehicle (RV)

  4. Any Pet Other Than Dog or Cat

  5. Super-sized Grill

  6. Antique Automobile

  7. Bread Maker

  8. Exercise Equipment

  9. Home Brewing Kits

  10. Trampoline


22 posted on 04/10/2014 8:01:07 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

I had a co-worker who put up a trampoline for his teenage girls. One day one of the girls jumped at a bad angle. She landed with her wrists hitting the side of the thing and broke both of them.


23 posted on 04/10/2014 8:19:37 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: WomBom

My apologies.

I’d explain my thinking on this but, gotta bounce ....


24 posted on 04/10/2014 9:54:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SMGFan

trampolines are extra on homeowners insurance, if they are even covered.


25 posted on 04/10/2014 10:29:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Amberdawn

I went to high school with him, his name was Ben. He was a super guy...it’s very sad.


26 posted on 04/11/2014 4:22:14 AM PDT by kyperman (Hows this for a face you love to hate.)
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The poor guy. His father died at 40 from a heart attack. Ben didn’t even make it to his father’s age of death.


27 posted on 04/11/2014 5:47:08 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (The GOP is the present version of 1940 France and it will only get worse.)
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