Don R. Wiersma

  • Born: November 21, 1942
  • Died: November 19, 2020
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Don R. Wiersma age 77, of Holland, completed his life on this earth and entered into the presence of his Savior on November 19, 2020.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Margie; her children and grandchildren, Paul and Jessica Hoekstra (Noah, Ella, Meta), Jeff and Joan Van Fossan (Karsten, Kolin), Mark and April Homkes (Anna, Katelyn, Elizabeth), Andrew and Terese Hoekstra (Olivia, Carter, Wyatt, Andrew); Gladys' children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; Julie and Troy Walker (deceased) (Tom, Troy, Jeremy, Josh, Casey) , Tracy and Ed Sheldon (Kori, Theodore "TJ"). He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys (Van Bruggen) and step-daughter, Julie and her spouses Troy and Terry.

Don was born in Zeeland and attended Zeeland High School. He proudly served his country as a Sailor in the United States Navy aboard the SS Oriskany during the Vietnam War. He was a co-owner of Parkway Electric. Throughout his life he served others. He was a Scoutmaster for over 25 years, served on the board of People Helping People in Pullman and was a member of the leadership team of Pullman Ministries. He was part of the original group to start Christ Memorial Church and was currently a member of Ridge Point Community Church.

Don spent his life investing in relationships. He was a faithful husband, an avid listener, a steadfast and loyal friend. His grandchildren will miss his perfect smores, his ever-present support at their events and the quiet way he loved each of them. Spending time in God's creation brought him much joy. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, camping and classic cars. He served and loved the community of Pullman with his time, his talents and his passion for each person he met. He was a proud veteran and loved his country.

A private family service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 23, 2020 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th ST. Holland. A public graveside service with military honors will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the New Veteran's Section in Zeeland Cemetery which is off of Peck Street. Memorial contributions may be given to People Helping People of Pullman or Pullman Ministries.

Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. Don and I spent a few years together at Parkway and many days on the tennis court. A great man and good friend. Peace and God bless.

Posted by Joe Silva - Holland, MI - Friend   November 29, 2020

I'm eternally grateful to Don and Hank for introducing me to the wonderful folks who live in Pullman some five years ago. Don will be deeply missed by everyone who live in or love Pullman. Sincere condolences to Don's family and to Hank and Phyllis.

Posted by Tom Blaising - South Haven, MI - Friend   November 25, 2020

Marge , I am so sorry to hear or your husband's death ! Haven't talked to you for years , but fondly remember our years at Bethany CRC. Now our kids are connected . I will be lifting you up in prayer

Posted by Nancy Ten Harmsel/Cook - CocoaTbBXp, FL - Friend   November 24, 2020

Margie and family, it was my privilege to work with Don many years at Parkway. It's my prayer that the Lord give you his comfort and peace at this time as only he can do. Jim and Linda Mulder

Posted by James Mulder - Zeeland, MI - Coworker   November 23, 2020

It was a pleasure getting to know Don during our times working in Pullman. He definitely was a blessing to our community. God has a special place for him. Our condolences to his wife Margie and family. May the Lord hold you tight during this sad time. --- Love, Mike and Cindy Niblick

Posted by Cindy Niblick - Zeeland, MI - Acquaintance   November 23, 2020

Margie and family,
My deepest sympathy on your loss. This was obviously a life well-lived and one that touched many others in Jesus' name. May God bring you comfort and peace.

Posted by Deb Wyngarden VanderWoude - Zeeland, MI - Friend   November 23, 2020

Someone so special will never be forgotten, and the happiest of times will always be remembered.
May the beautiful memories that fill your hearts help to bring all of you comfort.
In Christ's love, Sally (Bob) John

Posted by Sally John - Holland, MI - Friend   November 23, 2020

Please accept our condolences in the loss of Don. He was a true servant of Christ.

Posted by Keith and Sally Gebben - Allegan, MI   November 22, 2020

Margie and family,
I have so many wonderful memories working with Don in Pullman at the early days of the ministry. We would get Chicago Dogs from the vendor downtown Pullman for lunch everyday in the summer. Sitting outside by road eating our dogs and drinking sodas. Then back to work on a project. Also the trip we took together to get the big tent down in Kentucky or Tennessee, don't remember which. What a good time that was. I could go on with lots of stories like these. Don never said a negative word about anyone he is a man to admire I'm blessed to have known Don. He will truly be missed.

Posted by Jim Vandenbrink - Holland, MI - Friend   November 22, 2020

Sympathy to his family. Wonderful person. He was our Sons Scout Master.
He will be missed by many. You have many great memories of Don.

Posted by Jim & Avis Sebright - Holland, MI - Friend   November 21, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about your loss! Don was there when it really all clicked for me in the Dominican. He had a joyfulness in everything that can only be found in true followers of Christ. He shared that joyfulness with so many others. He will be sorely missed by many. I know it doesn't make it any easier but I am sure he is joyful in the presence of the Father now.

Posted by Ryan Smothers - South Haven, MI - Friend   November 21, 2020

Your passion for helping others will greatly missed.... Rest easy.....

Posted by Kim Morris - Pullman, MI - Friend   November 20, 2020

Deepest sympathy to the family

Posted by Lori Curnick - Zeeland, MI - Acquaintance   November 20, 2020

Don was one of the people I know that has my utmost respect. Knowing him by working on his house and then his condo was a real delight. I would see him in Pullman doing whatever needed to be done. I did not see him often, but when I did, he always had a smile and a compliment. Margie, You are in my deepest thoughts and prayers. Praying for you and your family.

Posted by EARL SMIT - HAMILTON, MI - Friend   November 20, 2020

ill miss u god speed hugs/ronnie

Posted by ronnie chapman - GRAND JUNCTION, MI - Friend   November 20, 2020

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