Condolence & Memory Journal

I have rented from Les for 19 years. He was a very honest and understanding man with great integrity. Could not ask for a better person to rent from and to know. We all miss him dearly. May he rest in peace in the arms of a loving god.

Posted by Randy Kibart - 236 Felch St, Holland, MI - Friend   October 20, 2020

Scott and Linda praying you will receive the peace that only comes from God as you grieve the loss of your dad

Posted by Rig and Marlene Nyhuis - Zeeland - Acquaintance   October 20, 2020

Scott, Doug, Sue, your children, and grandchildren,

Faye (Russ and Wilma's daughter) and I share your grief and pledge our prayer support to you. When we received word of Uncle Les' death it took our breath away. He was always friendly, vibrant, and full of life. Every time we saw each other he was genuinely glad to see us. And we were glad to see and talk with him. When Dad and Mom vacationed in Grand Haven in September for the past several years the cousins would meet at Russ' Restaurant on the north side of Holland for breakfast. Uncle Less would always insist that Faye and I attend also. He was keenly interested in our lives, and we always talked about the Lord Jesus. Now he is with Him. What joy he must be experiencing! So, while we join you in grief, as the apostle Paul said, we don't grieve as others do who have no hope, because our hope is in the Risen Christ.

Phil and Faye Sneller (Niece)
Sheboygan, WI

Posted by Phillip and Faye Sneller - Sheboygan, WI - Family   October 20, 2020

Les was a fine man who we got to know through Adele Mulder. He was kind and very thoughtful. We know he will be missed greatly by his family and friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time!

Posted by Julie and Paul Lilly - Holland, MI - Acquaintance   October 20, 2020

Dear Cousins and family, Having walked this road nine years ago, I understand the loss and sadness today, but also the great joy of knowing this is just a short break till we meet again! May God heal and comfort your hearts during the days and weeks ahead. I will fear NO evil for YOU are with me. Psalm 23

Posted by Terry and Marilyn Day - Guadalajara, Spain - Family   October 20, 2020

To The family of Lester, Sorry for your loss. You had a great Dad and I'm sure you will miss Him. Sympathy to you all.

Posted by Jim and Margaret Becksfort - Holland, MI   October 20, 2020

Scott, Doug, and Sue:
so sorry to hear about your Dad.
you are in our prayers. may God give you peace and comfort.

Posted by Don and Darlene Brouwer - borculo, MI - Family Friend   October 20, 2020

I have such fond memories of our families vacationing together and visiting at each other's homes while we were growing up. Your dad had the best laugh ever. What a gift from God to have loved and been loved for 87 years. God bless you all. Pat deVries

Posted by pat devries - Friend   October 20, 2020

We met Lester a few years ago when he visited our church. He reached out to our family in a time of need for our daughter Arie. He became a great friend to our family and had a special relationship and love for our daughter Arie. We would visit Lester and Adele when we came to the Grand Rapids/ Holland area. It was always a sweet visit. To listen to him as he talked about family and people was a representation of his loving heart. Brouwer family and Adele- we are truly sad and will miss such a wonderful man. We rest in knowing that he loved our Lord, and Lester is with Him. Our family will continue to pray for you all.

Posted by Danny, Nicole, Sky, Jaz, Ty, Keigan, and Arie Graves - Munising, MI - Friend   October 20, 2020

Rest in peace our friend. You were the best landlord anyone ask for. We will miss you. Jaime and Mary Hinojosa

Posted by Jaime l. Hinojosa - Neighbor   October 20, 2020

Jen and Alex... so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad, God Bless You and your family. Doug and Nancy V.B

Posted by Nancy Vanden Brink - Zeeland, MI - Friend   October 19, 2020

Scott, Doug, and Sue:

I'm writing this for my folks (Russ and Wilma) and Kim and me. We were all very sorry to hear the news about your dad. Russ mentioned that he had just spoke with Les on Wednesday, and he said he was looking forward to going on vacation to Florida. We have dinner every Saturday and Sunday with my folks and they would always talk about Uncle Les and what he was doing. If we weren't in the current situation with COVID, we would have flown up for the visitation and funeral, but right now the risk is too great for Mom and Dad. Our best semi-recent memory is when your Dad and Sue drove down to Chapel HIll, NC in his new red Ford truck to visit Mom and Dad. Hopefully when all of this is over, and we have a vaccine next year, we can all get together up in MIchigan when Mom and Dad come up for their summer vacation.

All our sympathies,

Russ and Wilma Brouwer (Brother)

Ken and Kim Brouwer (Nephew)

Posted by Kenneth Brouwer - CHAPEL HILL, NC   October 19, 2020

'Sending our sincere sympathy to all of you. Your father was a very kind and generous man, and we were blessed to get to know him. He had a great sense of humor and a hearty laugh. We thank God for the hope of heaven and for blessing him with such a wonderful family that you are all a part of. With love from,

Posted by Norm and Brenda Bell - Holland, MI - Friend   October 19, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Les' family and loved ones. We remember Les as such a good and loving man. We have great memories of spending many happy times with him and Elsa. He had a full life, and we know that he is now with his Lord and Savior.

Posted by Ken and Ruth Postma - Zeeland, MI - Family Friend   October 19, 2020