Esther M. Scholten

  • Born: May 23, 1933
  • Died: September 30, 2021
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

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

Tribute & Message From The Family

Esther M. Scholten, age 88, of Holland, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Freedom Village.

Esther was a member of Graafschap Christian Reformed Church and was active in the Ladies Aid, Bible Study and knitting and sewing groups, played the organ and piano, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and was a Calvinette Leader. She worked at Family Fare for 30 years and also volunteered at Bibles for Mexico and Cross Roads. Above all, she was a woman of strong faith who adored her family.

Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Gradus; son-in-law, Philip Timmerman; siblings, Lewis DeWeerd, Purcel DeWeerd, Hermina VanRhee, Edna DeWeerd; and in-laws, Merlin Cook, Harvey VanRhee, Hazel DeWeerd, Hilda DeWeerd, Jeanette DeWeerd, Lorraine DeWeerd, Lester Scholten, Edward Scholten, LaVerne Scholten, Johanna Scholten, and Leona Blauwkamp.

Esther is survived by her:

David (Tammie) Scholten
Jim (Nancy) Scholten
Diana (Ken) Timmerman
Mark (Amy) Scholten
Laurel (John) Schipper
Paul (Pam) Scholten
Mari Eisele

Trina (Trevor) Symmons
Darrin Scholten and Kayla Britten
Amanda Scholten
Alex Scholten
Ryan Scholten
Chris Scholten
Mitchel (Sarah) Timmerman
Ross (Jen) Timmerman
Mark (Anna) Timmerman
Sherri (Nate) Wind
Mike (Kaylin) Timmerman
Derek Timmerman
Scott (Michelle) Timmerman
Sara Schipper
Joshua Scholten
Cassie Scholten
Anna Eisele
Paige Eisele

Great Grandchildren
Zachary Timmerman
Levi Timmerman
Jacob Timmerman
Caleb Timmerman
Nora Timmerman
Grant Timmerman
Shawn Timmerman
Audrey Timmerman
Garret Timmerman
Emerson Wind
Everett Wind

Elmer (Anne) DeWeerd
Henry (Kathy) DeWeerd
Allen (Donna) DeWeerd
Arlene Cook
Carol (Ed) Curths

Margaret Scholten
Charlotte Scholten
Case Blauwkamp

And many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Esther are planned for 11:00am Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Graafschap Christian Reformed Church, 5973 Church Street, Holland, with Rev. Philip D. Kok officiating. Burial will be in Graafschap Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 5:00-8:00pm Monday, October 4 also at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holland Christian Schools and Hospice of Holland. Condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your great loss of such a wonderful mother and grandmother! May God continue to bless your families as you remember all the great memories you shared together! Prayers, Daryl and Renee Hop

Posted by Renee Hop - Holland, MI - Family Friend   October 05, 2021

She was such a special aunt! I have many memories of her, including her teaching me to embroider, and she told the best stories! My kids always loved talking to her at the Christmas parties because she told them about all the naughty things she and my Dad got into. :) I'm thankful to have had her in my life.
Our sympathy to your family, will be praying for you all.

Posted by Mari Bruins - Allendale, MI - Family   October 01, 2021

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