Preston Bontekoe

  • Born: March 8, 1939
  • Died: November 7, 2019
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Preston Bontekoe, age 80, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

Preston was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He provided for his family well and they appreciated his wisdom. His basement was his favorite place. He served his country as a Marine from 1958-1961. He was a member of Fellowship Reformed Church.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Kimberly Bontekoe; and sisters, Myra Bush, Shirley Nykamp, and Verna Muckway.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Bontekoe; son, Brian (Mari) Bontekoe; daughter, Michele (Jay) Bellin; grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Bontekoe, Melissa Bontekoe (Jacob See), Brittany (Alex) Claussen, Nicole Kight, Marcus Kight, Ashlen Bellin, Cindy Arrendondo; great-grandchildren, Camryn Bontekoe, Aubree Bontekoe, William Bushong, Silas See; brother-in-law, Tom (Carol) VanIwaarden; sister-in-law, Nancy (Jim) Kole; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 pm on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland, MI 49423.

At Preston's request, cremation has taken place and there will not be a memorial service.

Memorial contributions in Preston's honor may be given to Wounded Warrior Project.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Mary, when I just heard about Press passing my first memory was how thankful I was to recently running into you both having lunch. My heart aches for you Mary and your family. I can hear his laugh and smile talking about his car until he did say he had sold it. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I was honored to know Press .

Posted by Anna Perales - Holland, MI   December 07, 2019

Mary and family I'm so sorry to hear about Preston. My comfort find peace for all of you during this difficult time. Dana (Westfield) Gruppen

Posted by Dana Westfield Gruppen - Norton Shores, MI   November 13, 2019

Aunt Mary and family. So very sorry to hear of Uncle Press's passing. May God comfort you at this time.

Posted by Marilyn Nykamp - Queen Creek, AZ - Family   November 11, 2019

Mary and family, so sorry to hear about the passing of Pres. I have such good and fun memories of you both. May God be with you and your family,

Posted by Pat Hoeksema - Zeeland, MI - Acquaintance   November 11, 2019

Mary and family, so sorry for the loss of Preston (Pres). Prayers for the entire family during this time of great loss.

Tim and Doris (Givens) Miles

Posted by A friend   November 10, 2019

Mary I am so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family

Posted by Carol Brower - NORTH FORT MYERS, FL   November 09, 2019


You will be miss Pres, thank you for accepting me into your family and loving me. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Cindy Arredondo    November 09, 2019

Oh my heart. I am SO SORRY to read of Prestons passing. I have SUCH GREAT memories of him! Most of them involve a huge smile and him razzing me at Dykstras. Please know I'm lifting you all in prayer. Hoping God wraps you in peace and comfort as you navigate this difficult walk. Love you all.

Posted by linda rycenga - Peoria, AZ   November 08, 2019

Mary Bontekoe and Families,
Our Sincerest Condolences in the loss of your loved one. May your hearts find peace and tranquility as you prepare to honor his earthly life of wonderful memories shared together.
Rest in Peace, Preston.

Wally & Lupe Palomo

Posted by Wally Palomo - Goldsboro, NC   November 08, 2019

I love you so much Uncle Pres. Rest Peacefully. Prayers for Aunt Mary and all the rest of you. Love, Suzy

Posted by Suzy Bush-Myrick - Holland, MI - Family   November 08, 2019

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