Mary (VandenBerg) Brink

  • Born: May 14, 1930
  • Died: July 25, 2019
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary (VandenBerg) Brink, age 89, of Zeeland went to her Heavenly Home on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

She is predeceased by her husband, Herb, on July 29, 2012, as well as her 4 siblings and several in-laws.

She is survived by her children: Ron and Elizabeth Brink, Linda and Terry Boerman, Dale and Ronnie Brink; grandchildren and great grandchildren: Patrick Brink and Katie Dykstra (Jaxon), Ellen Brink, Ryan and Sara Boerman (Mitchell, Andrew, Lauren), Keith and Kristi Boerman (Cora, Rebecca, Grant), Rachel and Brian Mast (Luke, Tyler, Zachary), Chad Brink (Connor, Madison, Megan,), Kevin and Andrea Brink (Chase, Logan); in-laws: Fred Ensink, Jim and Sally Van Os, John Timmer, Willard and Thelma Brink, Gladys Brink, Nathan and Marilyn Brink, Andy and Reatha Brink, Carolyn Van Ess, Margorie and Lloyd Wolters, Curt and Gloria Huyser, Stan and Pearl Vos, June Van Farowe, Ed and Berdella Cooper, and several nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to the staffs at the Royal Park Atrium and Providence/SKLD Healthcare for their love and genuine care given to Mary.

A service to honor the faith and life of Mary Brink will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, July 29, 2019, in "The Grove" at North Street Christian Reformed Church, 20 East Main Avenue, Zeeland 49464. Private interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 pm, Sunday, Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. Memorials to Zeeland Christian School or Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Linda.. my deepest sympathy to you and your family.Your mom was such a special person in my life. I hurt for your loss. She was an amazing person who touched so many lives. She will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. Her guidance, wisdom and friendship I will never forget... I lost both of my sister's in this past year as well as a sister-in -law, brother in law and 5 dear friends and now your mom. I am truly grateful for those SPECIAL people in my life.It has been an extremely emotional year for me but I know where each one of these dear people are.please give my sympathy to your siblings as well I heard about the loss of your mom after the funeral had taken place.You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bev Blystra.

Posted by Beverly Blystra - Holland, MI - Friend   August 31, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Mary. She was a gem to volunteer with in the TRIP room at ZCS for many years. My sympathies to Terry and Linda and the entire family who will surely miss her presence. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Lisa Bultman - Zeeland, MI   August 06, 2019

I had the privilege of knowing Mary in a couple of different settings - first as co-parishioners at the same church a number of years ago and then getting reacquainted at Royal Atrium Inn and Providence. I remember her a prayer warrior and also someone who always spoke highly of her husband and her family. I loved hearing her tell of her life-changing experience at a Billy Graham crusade. She was a lovely person and I am grateful to have known her. Sincerely, Cindy N, Chaplain Royal Atrium Inn

Posted by Cindy Nyhoff - ZEELAND, MI   July 27, 2019

Your family's are in my thoughts and prayers, it was a blessing to have your mother as a neighbor growing up. She always had a smile on her face and willing to lend a helping hand.

Posted by Donna Bosch (Zeerip) - Hudsonville, MI   July 27, 2019

Marjorie Wolters wrote, "watching my sister-in-law as we double-dated, raised our families, and celebrated many highlights was always a pleasure. I'm looking forward to our heavenly reunion."

Posted by Lloyd and Marjorie Wolters - Holland, MI   July 27, 2019

I will miss my dear sweet Aunt Mary. I so enjoyed our visits. We would sing, pray and read the Bible and chat about life. It was such a blessing to me. I know the angels and the Lord was with her here on earth and now she is in Glory. She would always say she was ready for Heaven but here is okay too. She taught me so much. The words that best describe her are "delightful" and "Christian". She was a faithful follow of Christ and now has heard "well done good and faithful servant". Love you Aunt Mary and I will see you in Heaven!

Posted by Karla Boyea - Hudsonville, MI   July 26, 2019

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