Mary Ann "Mert" Stob

  • Born: May 23, 1933
  • Died: July 21, 2020
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Ann "Mert" Stob, age 87, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Mert loved people – especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family. She was an avid bowler and cribbage player. She worked as a dietary assistant at Zeeland Hospital for 17 years and previously for Heritage Care Center. Later in life she enjoyed volunteering at Zeeland Hospital. She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Stob in 2006.

She is survived by her children, Jan and Dave Rotman, Judy Stob, John and Renee Stob, Jill and John Nyholt, Jeanne and Dave Goodyke; twelve grandchildren; Jason and Lora Vollink, Tyler and Allie Vollink, Nick Stob, Marijke Stob, Hannah Stob, Aaron Goodyke (fiancé Kristin Baron), Zachary Goodyke, Abby Goodyke, Sophiya Stob; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Fredith and Rich Klamer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Karl Stob, Marilyn Rice, Sandra Stob; Jim and Mary Stob, Peter Stob; and Myrtle Steenwyk.

Visitation with the family is noon-2:00 pm on Friday, July 24, 2020 at North Street Christian Reformed Church, 20 East Main Ave. Zeeland, MI 49464.

Funeral services are 2:00 pm the same day at North Street Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Shaun Furniss officiating.

Burial to take place in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be given in Mary's honor to Gem's Club at North Street CRC.

The family wishes to thank the B&C Club for the special friendship they shared with their mother for many years.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Family of Mert/ Mary/ Mrs. Stob,
So sorry to see this news. Your mother was always kind and always cut right to the point. I liked that about her. Sorry I couldn't attend the visitation to see everyone in person, but know that I'm sending hugs and prayers. Love to all.

Posted by Jan Jongekrijg Arendsen - Zeeland, MI - Family Friend   July 26, 2020

Peter Van't Slot, Holland Christian Classmate 1950

Posted by Peter Vant Slot Vant Slot - Arlington, TX - Classmate   July 23, 2020

Dear Jill and John, We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. May God bless you in this difficult time by comforting you with His great love!

Posted by Ken&Lin Blauwkamp - Hudsonville, MI   July 22, 2020

We worked with "Mert" at Zeeland Hospital for many years and always enjoyed her different sense of humor. She was missed following her retirement and will now be missed following this final "retirement"! God be with you all as you grieve your loss in your own ways. Love and hugs to all. Bonnie Schuitema and Clover Lynn Aalderink

Posted by Bonnie and Clover Lynn Schuitema - Zeeland, MI - Friend   July 22, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Mert's family, she was a joy to know! Praying God gives you peace and happy memories!

Posted by Harv and Eunice Gemmen - Hudsonville, MI   July 22, 2020

I worked with Mert at ZCH for many years, and she always had a wisecrack ready. I will miss her!

Posted by Anne Slendebroek - Zeeland, MI - Friend   July 22, 2020

So Sorry to hear of Merts passing. I didn't know the family, but I worked with her at the hospital for years. We had many, many fun times. She will truly be missed by those who knew her.

Posted by Mary Volkers - zeeland, MI - Friend   July 22, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of your mother. May peace and grace find you during this time. Love and continued prayers during your grief journey. God bless and may Aunt Mert rest in eternal peace.
Larry and Laura Stob and family

Posted by Larry Stob - Jenison, MI - Family   July 21, 2020

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