Ernest Vander Hulst

  • Born: January 31, 1926
  • Died: August 31, 2020
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ernest Vander Hulst, age 94 of Zeeland passed into Glory on Monday, August 31, 2020 surrounded by his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 64 years Arlene in 2017.

Ernest is survived by his children: Linda Lewis of Zeeland, Larry (Carol) Vander Hulst of Bath, MI and Mary (Jack) Haley of Holland; 10 grandchildren: Sara (Brian) Weiderman, Katelyn (Anthony) Ysquierdo, Ryan (Holly) Lewis, Matthew (Betsy) Vander Hulst, Ben (Lacey) Vander Hulst, Jenna (Michael) Calhoun, Jackie Haley, Mandie Haley, Jen (Joe) Lewis and Faith Haley; 15 great grandchildren: Braden, Carter, Mason, Tanner, Jackson, Zoey, Claire, Julia, Olivia, Cameron, Hailey and McKenna, James, Abby, Jaliyah, Lee, Christopher, MacKenzie and Azaylia; sisters-in-law: Frances Staat and Connie Vanden Brand and several nieces and nephews.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII in the Pacific theater. Ernest was a residential building contractor and later in life owned and operated Blueberry Corners. Ernest was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA).

Visitation will be from 10-10:45 am Friday, September 4, 2020 with the funeral service to follow at 11 am at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 1015 East 32nd Street, Holland. Interment will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Holland Christian Schools or Hospice of Holland.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Ernie was a great person to work with. I remember selling homes for him years ago through Farmers Home Loans. $200 down and about $20,000 bought a brand new home on a acre of land! As he aged he so enjoyed his family!

Posted by jerry nienhuis    September 06, 2020

The family has my (and my wife Donna's) sincere condolences. I have great memories of working the blueberries with the whole family when I was in my teens.

Posted by Deane Wassink - Friend   September 03, 2020

You were quite a guy, always helpful and made a difference at Iwo Jima. Your family has a right to be proud.
Art & Holly Mishke

Posted by Art Mishke - Zeeland, MI - Neighbor   September 02, 2020

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