Kenneth Vander Zwaag

  • Born: August 4, 1930
  • Died: November 1, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Kenneth Vander Zwaag, age 90, of Holland, passed away on Sunday, November 1, 2020 of Alzheimer's.

Ken was born and raised in Holland, and graduated from Holland Christian Schools. He worked for nearly thirty years at Chris Craft followed by almost twenty years at RepcoLite Paints.

Ken was a man of deep faith, with a rich personal knowledge of the scriptures. He was a long-time member of Graafschap CRC and formerly Prospect Park CRC. He was part of starting the CRC church in St. Joseph, MI, he was active for many years in prison ministry and also served on the Holland Christian School Board.

Ken is survived by his children: Kristi and Allan Looman, Rebecca Steggerda, and Scott and Judy Vander Zwaag; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; Siblings: Roger and Lettie Vander Zwaag of Memphis, TN; brother-in-law, Martin Van Staalduinen; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Ken was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 68 years, Lori Vander Zwaag in August of 2019; his infant daughter, Rhonda Ann Vander Zwaag; brother and sister-in-law, Justin and Betty Jo Vander Zwaag; sister, Janet Van Staalduinen; and in-laws: Donna and Ed Smith, Paul and Joyce Barkel.

A private graveside service will be on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to Alzheimer's Association of Michigan. The family is being served by Langeland-Sternberg Funeral Home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the Vander Zwaag family. I still carry fond memories of Ken an ever- friend of long of so long ago.

Posted by Pete Van't Slot - Arlington, TX - Friend   November 04, 2020

Will always remember how much Ken loved singing in the Evergreen Chorale and our many conversations in the social time. He was a man of determination and showed that in his daily walks, even after health issues made it difficult. Good memories of a Christian man.

Posted by Thelma Hoekman - holland, MI - Friend   November 02, 2020

Ken was a good friend and fellow worker at the paint company. We spent many hours together at work, at church and singing together. His was a life well spent and his faith was always evident. Grace and I want to express our deep sympathy to the family.

Posted by Dave Altena - Holland, MI - Friend   November 02, 2020

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