Leon P. Witteveen

  • Born: August 28, 1926
  • Died: June 10, 2019
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Leon Peerbolte Witteveen, age 92, of Holland, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 10, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hermina in 2016.

Leon was a member of Christ Memorial Church and a veteran of WWII serving in the Navy. He worked for Holland Christian Schools for 32 years as a teacher and principal.

He is survived by his daughters and their families, Nancy and Steven Steenwyk of Rockford, Linda and James DeZeeuw of Caledonia; grandchildren, Brian and Beth Steenwyk, Michelle and Ricky Hoyos, Paul and Jennifer DeZeeuw, Michael and Lisa DeZeeuw; great grandchildren, Sara De Zeeuw, Nathan Steenwyk, Clara Steenwyk, Teresa Hoyos, and Annabelle Hoyos; in-laws, Johanna Witteveen of Holland, Dorothy and Gene Gort of Holland.

Visitation is scheduled for 11:00-11:45 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2015 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland with the service following at noon. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Holland Christian Schools. To leave a condolence and more information, please visit www.langelandsterenberg.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Thanks to you Nancy for letting me know that Leon died. I had just talked to him a couple of weeks ago and he was his usual kind and understanding self. My husband and I truly enjoyed all of the times we spent with Leon and Mike, camping, eating out, watching parades, sharing holidays or just chatting. Lately we only talked by phone, since we could no longer drive and lived far apart. Long friendships are special and I am very thankful we shared one. Leon was so very proud of and happy with his family, and he was absolutely delighted that his granddaughter and family returned to Michigan. We all are better for having known him.
Corry Hoekstra

Posted by Corry Hoekstra - Rio Rancho, NM - Friend   June 14, 2019

Loved Ones, Leon and Hermina were often in our home at 6289 147th Avenue in years gone by when my parents lived in this home. "Mike" was a caregiver for my mother. So we have precious memories. May the Lord comfort you in the loss of your loved one.

Posted by Lloyd wolters - Holland, MI - Friend   June 13, 2019

As Leon's caregiver, I am honored to know Mr. Witteveen. We shared many stories, shared many laughs until we cried at times, and we shared some eventful days too. Such a wonderful gentleman. Mr. Witteveen will be missed but never forgotten! Love you very much sir, thank you for your service, thank you for your time and laughter.

Posted by Dana Justice - Wayland, MI   June 12, 2019

Leon will always have a special place in my heart. I followed him at the middle school as principal and he was always the gentleman and willing to be leaned on for support whenever asked. I respected him as a colleague and as a very effective teacher as well. I mourn his loss and send my sympathies to his family.

Ken Kuipers

Posted by Ken Kuipers - holland, MI - Coworker   June 12, 2019

Praying for your family as you mourn the loss of your beloved father.

Posted by Dianne Bennett - Rockford, MI - Friend   June 11, 2019

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