Karen Westing

  • Born: May 5, 1931
  • Died: May 20, 2018
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Karen Westing, 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Theodore Voetberg, her brothers Jacob and Wayne.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Stuart; children Jim and Sandra Westing of Zeeland, John and Vickie Westing of Zeeland, Pat and Harlan Halma of Sunnyside, WA, Joan and Dave Schultze of Morganton, NC, Judi Westing of Mission Viejo, CA; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Ann Voetberg of the Netherlands, brother Hank and Grada Voetberg of Holland, brother Fred Voetberg of Wyoming, MI, brother Gerb and Lila Voetberg of Zeeland, and sister-in-law Mary Voetberg of Holland.

She emigrated from the Netherlands in 1950 when she was 19 years old. She worked as a nurse at Holland hospital. She was a member of Central Wesleyan Church. She was a loving, kind-hearted soul. She lived and walked her faith and shared her love for Jesus. She enjoyed flowers, old hymn sings, Shipshewana and all things Dutch. She will be deeply missed by her family.

The family will receive visitors on May 24th from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, located at 315 E. 16th Street, Holland. A memorial service will be held at the same location on May 25th at 11:00am. Memorial contributions may be given to Forgotten Man Ministries.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Joan, I'm sorry for the loss of your mom. Praying for you and your family that God will hold you close in His arms.

Posted by Nancy Toka - Port St John, FL   May 23, 2018

Thinking about your sweet family. Love you.

Posted by Melissa Redding - Powdersville, SC - Friend   May 23, 2018

Dear Joan, mom and I are praying for you and your family during this time of rememberence of a life well lived. We know that your mom was loved by many and with your dad raised a great Christian family. There is a joy at these times to know you will see her again. Great is The LORD of our Salvation!

Posted by Mom & Dad Schultze - Micco,, FL - Family   May 23, 2018

Joan I am so sorry for your loss. If your mother was anything like you then she was a very special lady. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am here if you need anything. Love ya

Posted by Robin Wilcox - Marion, NC - Friend   May 23, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So thankful that our hope is the gift of salvation freely given through Jesus Christ!

Posted by Kevin & Ginny James - Palm Bay, FL - Family   May 23, 2018

I am beside myself after hearing of this news. I am just a banker at Karens bank but she has had such an impact on my life and I want you all to know how truly special she was, even though I am sure you all know :) she came in to see me almost every week and we would sit in my office not only to do banking but to chat and have girl talk about life. I loved her like my own grandmother and she will be so missed! I believe we all have one special angel watching over us. Prayers go out to the family in this sad time.

Posted by Brittany Barr - Holland, MI - Friend   May 22, 2018

Jim and Sandy; My sympathy to you in the loss of your mother. May God give you Peace in the days and months ahead. May you have comfort in knowing your mother is in Heaven

Posted by Marcia TenBroeke - Zeeland, MI - Friend   May 22, 2018

Jim and Sandra, sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Posted by Linda Bonzelaar - Holland, MI - Friend   May 22, 2018

It is with sorrow that Gilbert and I hear of Karen's Passing. Stuart and Karen were instrumental in leading Gilbert to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through Forgotten Man Ministries. We enjoyed many hours in their home. She will be sorely missed, Yet I can hear Jesus say "Welcome Home my good and faithful servant"

Posted by Gilbert & Nancy Castellanos - Muskegon, MI - Friend   May 22, 2018

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