Faye Van Dorple Mellema

  • Born: October 29, 1930
  • Died: October 13, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464

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Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family


Faye Van Dorple-Mellema, 89, of Resthaven's Boersma Cottage in Holland, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Faye was born in Zeeland, Michigan, on October 29, 1930, to Jay and Gertrude (Moeke) Van Dorple. She was the oldest of six Van Dorple girls. Faye graduated from Zeeland High School, and Ohio State University with honors. Her graduate studies were completed at University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Faye lived much of her life Columbus, Ohio, before moving to Holland. She was preceded in death by her son, Tom Mellema, and two sisters: Oakley Kruid and Jacqueline Baarman.

She is survived by three sisters: Mary Jo Zeerip of Grand Rapids, Marcia (Scott) Laarman of Hamilton, Judee (Jack) Decker of Holland; several nieces and nephews.

There are three words to describe Faye: Beautiful, Brilliant, Best oldest sister of five little sisters.

Faye's family wished to thank everyone at Boersma Cottage at Resthaven for their superb care and lovingkindness.

At Faye's request, there will be no services.
Arrangements are by the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sending the family my love and Prayers during this difficult time. She was a wonderful mother and I enjoyed being in her life while in Columbus. Tom loved her so much. Her dog Charlie gave Tom and I our dogs Gizmo and Normie. That was a wonderful time in our lives. God bless.

Posted by linda mellema - Family   October 20, 2020


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