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Marinus Goote Collection

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Abstract

Biographical Note

Detailed Description

Call Letters

Letters Sent Home When Overseas During WWII

Military Orders, WWII

WWII Period. Press Releases - C.B.I. Theater

Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines

Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages

Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence



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Marinus Goote Collection, 1932-1998 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Collection Overview

Title: Marinus Goote Collection, 1932-1998

ID: COLL/361

Primary Creator: Goote, Marinus (1912-1999)

Extent: 4.4 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description

Abstract

Minister of the Christian Reformed Church, United States Army Chaplain (Major) in the Asia theater (1943-1945). Collection includes: call letters, letters sent home when overseas 1943-1945, military orders, press releases in the China-Burma-India Theater, Back to God Hour meditations, Bible Outlines, Pastor Peter's Diary, radio messages, diaries, correspondence, sermons, sermon outlines, articles, and mementos.

Biographical Note

Marinus Goote was born on July 14, 1912 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Goote made his confession of faith in 1929 at Alpine Ave. Church. He attended Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. He graduated from the Seminary in 1939 earning his Th.B.  He was ordained on Sept. 28, 1939 at Aetna Christian Reformed Church.  With the outbreak of World War II, Rev. Goote served as a Chaplain for the U.S. Army.  He was stationed in the Asian theater from 1943 to 1945. He ministered to troops in India, Burma, and China. He also assisted in hospitals, and travelled with wounded soldiers.

Returning from the war, Goote served several other congregations, Allen Avenue, Muskegon, Michigan (1946-1951); Second Lynden, Washington (1951-1954); Evergreen Park, Chicago (1954-1962); Boston Square, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1962-1972); Immanuel, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1972-1977). In November of 1977 Rev. Goote retired.  During his career he was a delegate to the Synod 6 different times. He also served on the Board of Trustee of Calvin College and Seminary.  During retirement, Goote stayed active as the chaplain of the Wyoming, Michigan fire department. He also worked with the denominational archives in Calvin College's Heritage Hall.

Marinus Goote married Emma Schaap in November 1937. Together they had four daughters. Two weeks after his wife of sixty-two years passed, so too did Marinus Groote on February 27, 1999.


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[Series 1: Call Letters, 1939-1972],
[Series 2: Letters Sent Home When Overseas During WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 3: Military Orders, WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 4: WWII Period. Press Releases - C.B.I. Theater, 1943-1945],
[Series 5: Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines, 1962-1990],
[Series 6: Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages, 1941-1979],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence, 1933-1992],
[All]

Series 6: Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages --- 1941-1979
Box 6
Folder 1: "Pastor Peter's Diary" in Illinois Observer --- Dec. 1959-Dec. 1961
Folder 2: "Pastor Peter's Diary" in Church Observer --- Nov. 1961-Jan. 1964
Folder 3: "Pastor Peter's Diary" in Church Observer --- May 1963-March 1973
Folder 4: "Pastor Peter's Diary" in Federation Messenger --- 1977-1979
Folder 5: Radio Messages, WTCM --- 1941
Folder 6: Radio Messages, WMUS --- 1946-1951
Folder 7: Articles in Calvin Forum --- May-July 1946
Folder 8: Diplomas

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Call Letters, 1939-1972],
[Series 2: Letters Sent Home When Overseas During WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 3: Military Orders, WWII, 1943-1945],
[Series 4: WWII Period. Press Releases - C.B.I. Theater, 1943-1945],
[Series 5: Back to God Hour Meditations and Bible Outlines, 1962-1990],
[Series 6: Pastor Peter's Diary and Radio Messages, 1941-1979],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous Material - Diaries and Correspondence, 1933-1992],
[All]


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