Lyle D. Broekhuis

  • Born: July 21, 1941
  • Died: February 7, 2021
  • Location: Overisel, Michigan

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Zeeland, MI 49464
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Lyle D. Broekhuis age 79, of Overisel, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital.

He was lifelong member of Overisel Christian Reformed Church and a volunteer firefighter for Overisel Township for 35 years. He owned and operated Broekhuis Bros. Well Drilling for many years until selling it to his son Chris. He raised horses and had a passion for harness racing, fireworks, and the love of family.

Lyle is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn; children, Cheryl and Tim Bleeker of Hamilton, Chris and Nicole Broekhuis of Hamilton, Laura and Scott Hulst of Overisel; 9 grandchildren, Lisa and Jon Walters, Tami and Nick Scholma, Jill and Matt Vander Bok, Kayla Broekhuis, Amber Broekhuis, Jared Broekhuis, Ethan Broekhuis, Michael Hulst, Heather Hulst, Kairi Vandenberg, Jayden Ten Broeke; 6 great grandchildren, Weston Walters, Ellery, Jackson, and Oliver Scholma, Keagan and Lucy Vander Bok; brother, Rudy and Diane Broekhuis of Fennville; in-laws, Eleanor and Bill Wildeboer, Nancy and Jim Wilson, Ruth Parsons, Pat Zwiers; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Hazel Broekhuis, sister Harloa Yonker, great grandchild Brayleigh Vander Bok.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Overisel Christian Reformed Church, 4724 142nd Ave. Holland with Pastor Ron Boersema officiating. The recording of Lyle's funeral service can be seen at Burial will be in Overisel Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 10, in the sanctuary of the church. Facemasks and social distancing are required. Memorial contributions may be given to Love, Inc of Allegan County, Hungry for Christ, or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. To leave a condolence and more information, please visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

It was an honor to know Lyle and even though we only had many breakfasts together with other, I felt as though he was a dear friend. When we first met, he couldn't pronounce my last name so he called me Petrocelly. I wish I could have had one more chat with him, but I'll just have to talk to him in my prayers. I want to send condolences to his wife and all his family. He will be greatly missed!

Posted by Mike Altomare' - Summerville, SC - Friend   February 16, 2021

Uncle Lyle had the personality we all wanted to be around...
We always enjoyed seeing him at Overisal Christmas, the unbelievable backyard fireworks, etc.
He will be missed by so many!
So sorry for your loss!

Posted by Alex, Stacy, Xander, and Jackson Reisbig - Ada, MI - Family   February 11, 2021

It was a blessing to know Lyle and an honor to call him my friend. I will miss our weekly Friday morning talks. My deepest sympathy to his family. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Posted by Tim Brinks - SOUTH HAVEN, MI - Friend   February 11, 2021

Broekey!!!!!!!' Our breakfast talks were always enjoyed and will be missed your were and always will be my 2nd father, I love you snd miss you already

Posted by Scott Alderink - Zeelsnd, MI - Family Friend   February 11, 2021

Our condolences to the Broekhuis family, Lyle always had a smile on.

Posted by Joel and Rebecca Bussis - Hamilton, MI   February 10, 2021

Lyle we miss you so much. Sad we didn't get to say good by

Posted by Edward Boeve - Hamilton, MI - Friend   February 09, 2021

Lyle (and Marilyn) lived the definition of "neighbor", and he has left an awesome legacy down through his family. Our prayers are with all of them. He will be missed!

Posted by Jim and Kim Mentzer - Overisel, MI - Neighbor   February 09, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Wildeboer boys: David, Steven & Angela, Daniel & Nicole, Timothy, Randall & Suzanne.

Posted by David Wildeboer - Lacombe - Family   February 09, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. It's so hard for us here on earth to say goodbye to those we love and will miss so much. Lyle was strong in his faith and is now in heaven with all who have gone before. He is without pain and suffering. May the Lord comfort everyone in your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Bonnie VandenBerg - Hamilton - Acquaintance   February 09, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to the Broekhuis family.

Posted by Lance Koops - Holland, MI - Acquaintance   February 09, 2021

A wonderful neighbor for many years. Kind and generous to all. You will be missed Lyle.

Posted by Dennis &Faye Laarman - Zeeland, MI - Friend   February 09, 2021

My prayers and sympathy to the entire Broekhuis family in the passing of Lyle. His kind / friendly smile will be remembered by me for a long time and I am sure all of Overisel

Posted by Cal & Ardale Schrotenboer - Hamilton, MI   February 09, 2021

The yearly Overisel 4th of July firework display was always a great time and so appreciated. Thank you Broekhuis family for being so generous and bringing the community together. Lyle's smile, welcoming personality and wit will be missed. He was a great man!

Posted by Tim and Sherri Halstead - Hamilton, MI - Neighbor   February 08, 2021

Ron Lugten

Posted by Ron Lugten - Hamilton, MI   February 08, 2021

Lyle was always one of the most loving caring and genuine people we have ever had the privilege of knowing. He was one of a kind, A great friend and will truly be missed..Our thoughts and prayers and condolences go out to the Family..

Posted by Gary and Connie Chrispell - Hamilton, MI - Friend   February 08, 2021

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