Chester "Chet" Prins

  • Born: December 1, 1928
  • Died: February 12, 2017
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

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Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family


Chester "Chet" Prins, age 88, of Holland, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Resthaven Care Center.

Chet was a lifelong member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church. He served in the US Army in Korea and was known to his friends as "Jet Set Chet".

Chet was preceded in death by his wife, Annabelle, in 1998; son, Terry, in 2011; step-great granddaughter, Hope Klinkers; and siblings, Arlene Vanden Brink and Norman Prins.

Chet is survived by his:

Wife of 15 years, Sandy

Children
Chip and Sue Prins
Jack Prins
Tom and Deanna Prins
Deb and Joel Petroelje all of Holland

Daughter-in-law
Darci Prins of Holland

Step-children
Todd and Ronda Hulst of Hamilton
Tami and Kurt Klinkers of Hamilton
Holly Plaster of Zeeland

15 Grandchildren
12 Great grandchildren
8 Step-grandchildren
4 Step-great grandchildren

Brother
Ron and Carol Prins of Holland

In-laws
Peggy and Kim Van Order of Hamilton
Joyce Hamstra of Zeeland
Joanie Hamstra of Zeeland
Isla Hamstra of Arizona
Dorothy Hamstra of Spring Lake

Funeral services with Military Honors are planned for 11:00am Thursday, February 16 at Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, 5973 Church St., Graafschap. Dr. Stan Scripps will officiate. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 1-3pm and 6-9pm Wednesday, February 15 also at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Holland and Graafschap CRC Benevolence Fund.


Services


Condolence & Memory Journal

To The Prins Family, I am so sorry to learn of your father passing i had no idea. We also just lost our Terry . Sending prayers, Love you , Kathy Underwood Aunt Merk's daughter..

Posted by A friend   July 10, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences to the family.

Posted by Gail Kronemeyer - Pace, FL - family   March 06, 2017

Sympathy for all of Chet's family. We remember him as such a great and happy guy. May God hold you close. From all of the Pete De Wind family.

Posted by Glenda Langshaw - Rock Spring, GA   February 19, 2017

D'Lynn, Parker, Payton and Darcy, (The Atlanta Gang), all extend our deepest sympathies for the loss of a Great Man and Uncle.

darcy

Posted by darcy prins - Atlanta, GA - Family Friend   February 16, 2017

Sure was sorry to hear about Uncle Chet. I'll always remember that big smile he always had on his face. He was a fun guy to be around. We'll be thinking of you all today. We send our condolence.

Posted by Jerry Hamstra - New Port Richey, FL   February 16, 2017

Chip, Jack, Tom, Deb and Ron you all have our deepest sympathy ! sorry to hear about my favorite cousin.
Ed and Marlene Plaggemars

Posted by - Last Name   February 15, 2017

Deepest sympathy from the Horn family.
My parents, Rod and Viv were friends with Chet and family since I was a child. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Rick & Anna Horn - Charlotte, NC   February 15, 2017

Prayers for you and sympathy to you Sandy, and your families. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.

Posted by Elaine Van Heuvelen - Holland, MI   February 15, 2017

HOLLAND

Posted by Maureen (Van Kirk) Steenwyk - Holland, MI - Neighbor   February 15, 2017

Visiting Uncle Chet at the farm was always a treat for our girls. Dan loved going to visit him and see what he was building for his next project. He was loved and will be missed by many. It was nice getting to visit with Sandy and all the kids and some grandkids. We regret not being there for the services but you all will be in our hearts and prayers. Barb and Dan Prins

Posted by Barb and Dan Prins - Cross Roads, TX - Family   February 15, 2017

We are very sorry for your loss. I only known Chet for a few years, but what an interesting guy he was.It was always a pleasure when Nick would bring him for a visit to my shop. Again we a thinking and praying for you at your time of loss

Posted by Dave and Barb Fox - Shelby, MI   February 15, 2017

Rod and I are so, so sorry for your loss! Chet was such an amazing man!! You all are in our thought and prayers!

Posted by Crissie & Rod DeKraker - Holland, MI - friend   February 14, 2017

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Mark & Kris Bruinsma - Holland, MI - Friend   February 14, 2017

Dear Sandy and family. My sympathy to you in the loss of a great husband, father, and grandfather. May God give you Peace and Comfort.

Posted by Marcia TenBroeke - Zeeland, MI - Friend   February 14, 2017

So sorry for your loss.
The Birce's

Posted by Sue Harris (Birce) - Holland, MI   February 14, 2017

Our family enjoyed seeing Uncle Chet's creations. Especially Jet Set Revenge! He was always so much fun to visit. Much love to the whole family.

Posted by Pam Leeson - Middletown, DE - family   February 14, 2017

Dear Prins Family, We as the Geurink family are so so sorry. There are no words to make the hurt go away. Just know that we as a family are lifting you all up in God's mighty hands and praying for God's peace and comfort to surround you all. So thankful we can meet again, what a glorious day that will be!!

Posted by Anne Geurink Family - Holland, MI - Family Friend   February 13, 2017

Sandy, so sorry to hear about Chet. One memory I have is him buying the first car we ever bought Jennifer because she couldn't drive a stick shift. You and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by Janet Stone Cooper - Decatur, AL - Friend   February 12, 2017


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