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Colleen De Waard

Obituary for Colleen De Waard

December 6, 1924 - April 22, 2018
Holland, Michigan | Age 93


Colleen Jesene Cordes-De Waard, age 93, passed away peacefully April 22, 2018 at Holland Hospital.

Colleen was born to Ula (Little) and Alfred Cordes on December 6, 1924 in Grand Haven, MI. After leaving the United States Marine Corp, she moved to Holland and married Kenneth L. De Waard (d.o.d. Sept. 5, 1992).

Colleen loved to swim and was an avid bike rider. She made many excursions with longtime family friend, Bob VanOosterhout. Although older in years, she was never far behind. She loved her Chicago Cubs, a game of pool and could throw a mean bowling ball.

Colleen is preceded in death by brothers, Alfred (Mable Ellen) Cordes, Don Cordes; sister, Betty Watterson; brothers-in-law, Roger De Waard and Robert VanWieren.

She is survived by her daughters, Diane Hill, Nancy (David) Juros, Kim Kammeraad; her beloved grandchildren, Cameron (Laura Stewart) Hill, Jamie Kammeraad, Shannon (Rob Breyfogle) Kammeraad, Clayton Kammeraad, Drew (Jennifer) Owen, Rachal Owen, Adam Owen; 14 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Maureen Cordes, Joyce De Waard, Merry VanWieren; brother-in-law, Michael (Jana) De Waard; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is not being planned at this time. The family is being served by Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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