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Arie Spek

Obituary for Arie Spek

May 1, 1930 - July 24, 2018
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 88


Arie T. Spek, age 88, of Zeeland, peacefully entered the loving arms of Jesus on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

Arie emigrated from the Netherlands when he was 16 years old to work for his uncle at Weller Nursery. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Walters Gardens. Arie was an avid gardener and his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland.

Arie is survived by his:

Wife of 64 years, Harriet

Nancy and Mark Wolters
Paul and Rachel Spek
Sally and Chad Meyer all of Zeeland

Michael Wolters and Theresa Shelley
Bradley Wolters
Jennifer and Joseph Stevens
Joshua Wolters
Jonathon Spek
Nathan Spek and Vicky Plaagemars
Jenna Spek
Jordan Meyer
Kelsey Meyer

Great Grandchildren
McKenzie, Lexi and Lincoln Stevens

Funeral services are planned for 10:00am Saturday, July 28, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S State St., Zeeland. Rev. Bernard Mulder will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in Zeeland Cemetery at 12:15pm. Visitation is scheduled for 4:00-6:00pm Friday, July 27, also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Zeeland Christian Schools. Condolences may be left online at

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251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
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