Former Saugatuck Mayor Henry Van Singel Dies At 88
“A day away from Saugatuck is a day wasted.”
That was former Saugatuck Mayor Henry Van Singel’s signature line and is now a part of his legacy.
Van Singel died Sunday, March 8, at Grace of Douglas Care Center. He was 88 years old.
Van Singel was known for his top hat and his love for the city. During his tenure he was a great ambassador for the City of Saugatuck, also working as an Information Booth volunteer. He would greet visitors and make them feel right at home.
Last year, Singel was honored for his work in the Saugatuck community with an official proclamation from Gov. Rick Snyder.
His final term with the Saugatuck City Council ended in 2013, finishing 13 years on the council. Van Singel first served on city council in 1994, and served as mayor from 2002 to 2004.