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Dorothy "Dottie" Ribbens

Obituary for Dorothy "Dottie" Ribbens

February 22, 1924 - October 27, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 93


Dorothy "Dottie" (Hoving) Ribbens went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Dorothy spent her 93 years serving God, her family and her church family. Dorothy grew up in Cicero, IL and married Elmer Ribbens in 1950.

She was preceded in death by husband, Elmer; daughter, Virginia Hines; son-in-law, Gregory Bocks.

Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her children, Linda (Randall) Buteyn, Cynthia (James) Holwerda, David (Deborah) Ribbens, Dale (Kristie) Ribbens and Karen Bocks and son-in-law,Perry Hines. Grandchildren, Darren Van Wyk, Ryan (Linsey) Buteyn, Rick Buteyn, David (Julia) Holwerda, Michael (Kristina) Holwerda, Elizabeth (Matthew) Downing, Matthew (Nicole) Ribbens, Zachary Ribbens, Aleesa Ribbens, Lucas Ribbens, Erika Bocks. Great grandchildren, Leyna Buteyn, Evelyn, Rhett, Adah and Claire Holwerda and Brayden Holwerda. Sister, Marcia (Peter) Noor, sister-in-law, Elaine Hoving; many nephews and nieces

Dorothy worked at Holland Christian High School cafeteria for 17 years making the best cinnamon rolls. She volunteered for 50 years with the Holland Hospital Auxiliary. She was a Kids' Hope mentor. She was active at Faith Christian Reformed Church.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland with a Celebration of Life Service 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at Faith Christian Reformed Church, 85 W. 26th St. Holland. A private burial at Pilgrim Home Cemetery will precede the service.

A special word of thanks to Hospice of Holland for the loving end-of-life care shown to Dorothy.

Memorial contributions to Holland Christian Schools or Kid's Hope.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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