Elaine J. Bobeldyk

  • Born: January 19, 1936
  • Died: November 11, 2020
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464

Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elaine J. Bobeldyk, 84, of Zeeland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 11, 2020.

Elaine was born January 19, 1936, in Holland, Michigan, to Gerrit and Effie Klingenberg. She attended Holland Schools and later married Eugene Bobeldyk in 1954. Elaine and Gene raised their three daughters in Holland. Elaine enjoyed her work for many years at the Hope College Kletz. The Bobeldyks are members of Grace Chapel in Zeeland. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law Gene Kraai.

Elaine is survived by her husband of 66 years, Gene, their children: Tami and Steve Kraai of West Olive, Jodi and Todd Van Order of Gun Lake, Beth and Mike Engelsman of Holland; seven grandchildren: Michael and Nicki Kraai, Aaron and Samantha Kraai, Rachael Reed, Gina Tulilla, Jared and Cara Van Order, Emilee Adair, Chloe Hussey; 13 great-grandchildren, in-laws: Janet Van Ort, Lois and Roy Folkerts, many extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, November 20, 2020, at Grace Chapel, 9530 Woodbridge Street, Zeeland MI 49464. Private interment will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse, or the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Arrangements are by Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Gene: We were so sorry to hear of Elaine's death. You have our sincere sympathy and we know God's peace will be with you. Dave and Helen VanKampen

Posted by Dave VanKampen - Holland, MI - Friend   November 22, 2020

Just heard about this today.We willremember you in our prayers'May God comfort you'

Posted by Floyd&Gerzella Kerkstra - bradenton, FL - Friend   November 20, 2020

Gene, you and your family have our sympathy at the passing of Elaine. We have fond memories of the time we spent together at Sand Lake. May you be comforted in the days ahead with the memories of a wonderful Christian lady.

Posted by Ron and Pris Karelse - Grand Rapids, MI - Friend   November 20, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this very difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy,
Blaine and Denise Koops

Posted by Denise Koops - Hamilton, MI - Family Friend   November 19, 2020

Gene & Family, Jim and I are going to miss this wonderful warm lady. She was so funny and had a big heart.
I will miss our Sage Biscuit breakfast, shopping, and the laughter. It will not be the same in PB without her.
May God comfort you Gene and your beautiful family.

Posted by Anna & Jim Kleiner - Southampton, NJ - Friend   November 19, 2020

Tami------ My sympathy to you in the loss of your mother. May God give you Peace.

Posted by Marcia TenBroeke - Zeeland, MI   November 18, 2020

Gene and family, how well I remember Elaine--as a Hope prof who for years was blessed by the warmth of her smile as she fed me in our Kletz. She was such a kind and very dear person.
May good memories of her loving presence in time begin to fill the great hole left by her absence.

Posted by David Myers - Holland, MI - Coworker   November 18, 2020

Gene and family,
It is with love and sadness that we bid our special friend Elaine good-bye. Elaine brightened every room she entered. Her sense of humor and love for her Lord were very obvious. Because of her love for Him, we are comforted to know she is now with her Lord and Savior. That self assurance of a heavenly reward is available to us all because of God's sacrifice on the Cross. Cherished memories and God's Grace grant you comfort and peace.

Posted by Gerald & Shirley Gary - Mich. & Bradenton, MI - Friend   November 18, 2020

Gene, Tami, Beth, Jodi and families. How very sorry we are to learn of Elaine's passing. We will always remember her as such a caring, fun lady who we were blessed to call friend and neighbor. How we will miss her. Our deepest sympathy to her family. What a great loss you are going through and we will keep you close in our hearts and prayers. Heaven received a beautiful lady.

Posted by Roger and Lynn Jones - Bradenton, FL - Friend   November 18, 2020

Uncle Gene and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

Posted by Darris & Debra Schuurman - HOLLAND|MI, MI - Family   November 18, 2020

Heaven gained a wonderful woman. Elaine always made everyone laugh, and we had too many good times. I know she loved her family so, so, so much!! I loved her stories, and I loved her. Deepest sympathy to the whole family.

Posted by Sandy Harmon & Family - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 17, 2020


My most deepest of condolences to the family of this beautiful woman Elaine. I was so blessed to have gotten to know her and call her my friend. I was deeply sadden to learn of her joining her Lord and Savior. I pray the Lord will surround the family with his love to help them through this difficult time. She left her foot print on those she met with her kindness, humor and smile. She will always be in ones heart and with the many wonderful memories she made with her family and friends. I will greatly miss her. My love and hugs to Gene and The Girls,as I will call them when I knew they were coming to Florida to visit, Tami, Beth and Jodi.

Posted by Linda Fortier Fortier - Bradenton, FL - Friend   November 17, 2020

Dear Uncle Gene, Tammy, Jodi, Beth, and families, You have our deepest sympathy in your tragic loss. Aunt Elaine was such a fun, vivacious lady, and we'll cherish our memories of her visits here to Iowa. Wish we could be there with you, but we are sending hugs to all.

Posted by Lin & Joe Gacke - Hudson, SD - Family   November 17, 2020

My prayers are with our extended family during this difficult time

Posted by Gayle Hampton (Bobeldyk) - Nashville, TN - Family   November 17, 2020

for Elaines family and friends I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I used to work with her at Yffs food farm and then the sold to family foods grocery store. She always said she would be my mother. Elaine was a pleasure to be around and I know she will be deeply missed. Every few years I would run into her and we would chat for awhile. Those days are done but I want everyone to know that Elaine made a difference in my life and I am forever greatful.

Posted by kay Alsip - Fennville, MI - Friend   November 17, 2020

Gene and family - Sympathy prayers and hugs for all of you. Your wife/mom was a special lady with a big smile that was contagious. She will be missed.

Posted by Harold & Barb Hulst - Holland, MI - Friend   November 17, 2020

My Sympathy and Prayers to you Jene and Family she will be missed !!

Posted by Marcia Balder - Holland, MI - Friend   November 17, 2020

Gene... and entire family... There are no words to adequately say what an amazing Aunt she was.. To enjoy being with her and Gene many times, have left fabulous imprints on our hearts. Her sense of humor so many times, left us laughing tears... We are heartbroken that more of these memories will not be able to be made! She was loved, and admired, and we will never forget this amazing woman! Hugs and love to you all!!!!! Karen/Gary Klingenberg

Posted by Gary & Karen Klingenberg - North Port, FL - Family   November 17, 2020

Gene and family, I am so sorry to hear about Elaines passing, we had many fun times eating dinner together and then playing cards she was always fun. I am sorry I won't be able to attend the funeral as I am quarantined from being with someone that came down with Covid. Sincere sympathy and prayers, Judy Sterken

Posted by Judy Sterken - Gun Lake, MI - Friend   November 16, 2020

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