Mary Smit-Zuverink

  • Born: January 4, 1928
  • Died: September 4, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Smit-Zuverink, age 92, of Holland, was welcomed into her heavenly home on Friday, September 4, 2020.

Mary spent many years working in sales for JC Penny, beginning while the store was still downtown, and continued after the move to the Westshore Mall. She also enjoyed election day, as it gave her the opportunity to socialize while checking voters in at the local polling location. She loved to travel and spent more than twenty winters in Mesa, Arizona. Mary had a strong faith and was an active member of Fellowship Reformed Church for many years.

Mary was thoughtful, kind and caring. She was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by those who survive, including: daughter, Kathy and Clarence Becker; grandchildren: Jennifer Sullivan, Robert Becker, Timothy and Emily Becker; great-grandchildren: Olivia, Brian, and Katy Becker; sister-in-law, Silvia Dykstra; as well as many nephews, nieces and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by: her first husband, Robert Henry Smit, in 1993 and her second husband, Gordon Zuverink, in 2014; her parents: Simon and Gertrude (Venhuizen) Dykstra; siblings: Willard (Pearl) Dykstra, Julia (Carl) Myrick, and Simon Dykstra.

The family will have a private graveside service at Lakewood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Fellowship Reformed Church. The family is being served by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, in Holland. If you would like to leave condolences for the Mary's family, please visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

We were neighbors of Mary years ago. She was the dearest, sweetest woman ever. She could brighten up anyone's day, with her beautiful personality. Heaven gained a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy, and family. Harvin and Beverly Geerts

Posted by Beverly Geerts - Friend   September 05, 2020

What a wonderful woman. We will miss her laugh ringing through the neighborhood! Love and peace to your family

Posted by Linda & Steve Boeve - Holland, MI   September 05, 2020

I worked with Mary at JCPenney for many years. She was a joy to work with. She had a sparkling personality which radiated to the customers. Hard working, sweet and caring. I will miss her. Heaven welcomed a true saint.

Posted by Paula Brink - Friend   September 05, 2020

Our hearts ache for you In the loss of your dear mom. So sorry you didn't get those moments to hug her these last few months. May God comfort you during this difficult time and know she's in a much better place, free from pain. Our love and prayers

Posted by Larry and Donna Vanwieren - Holland, MI - Friend   September 05, 2020

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