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Sherley "Sherk" Hop

Obituary for Sherley "Sherk" Hop

November 11, 1924 - October 30, 2018
Beaverdam, Michigan | Age 93


Sherley "Sherk" Hop, 93, of Beaverdam, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Sherk was born on the Hop family farm in Beaverdam, on November 11, 1924, to Arie and Lottie (De Vries) Hop. He was the 8th of 13 Hop children. Sherk delivered feed to local farmers for 44 years for the Zeeland Farmer's Co-op. He also worked for 30 years at Yntema Funeral Home. Sherk was a longtime member of Beaverdam Reformed Church and is currently a member of Community Reformed Church.

Sherk loved to be busy working and being productive. Earlier in life he was the custodian of Beaverdam Reformed Church for 26 years, and he raised Saint Bernard puppies. Later he found great appreciation for classic cars, pheasants, and antiques, especially Aladdin lamps. Sherk was a longtime member of the Holland Vintage Car Club.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Rosemary Hop, their children: Bruce and Carol Hop of Fennville, Joy and Jim Michmerhuizen of Zeeland, Wayne and Terri Hop of Hudsonville, Mark and Sally Hop of Hamilton; six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, siblings: Vera Weenum, Arloa Boneburg, Duane Hop; in-laws: Jean Hop, Marilyn Hop, Clinton and Violet Schovey; many extended family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, November 2, 2018, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland 49464. Visitation will be 5-8 pm, Thursday at Yntema Funeral Home. Interment will be in Beaverdam Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Hospice of Holland.

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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