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Dorothy Nagelkirk

Obituary for Dorothy Nagelkirk

December 20, 1921 - September 20, 2018
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 96


Dorothy Nagelkirk passed tenderly into the arms of her Savior on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 96.

Dorothy was born on December 20, 1921, in Zeeland, to John and Bessie (Hieftje) Heyboer. As a young woman she worked at the hosiery mill in Zeeland and was also active in choir and various theater productions in her church. On January 27, 1948 she married Edward Nagelkirk and became a loving mother to his 3 children, and together filled their home and hearts with 5 additional children. Ed and Dorothy were members of Third Christian Reformed Church where she was active in choir, Mission Guild and the Christian School Circle. Her love for Jesus was evident in so many ways as she put daily time in the scriptures a priority, putting to memory many favorite passages. Her joy was to expend her energy singing songs of all kinds and extending her grace and open hospitality to family and friends. Most of all she loved teaching and loving on each of her children and grandchildren. Oh, how she loved the children. Ed preceded her in death on May 4, 2007.

She is survived by her children: Dianne (Bob) Swierenga, Julie (Ken) Disselkoen, Joan Nagelkirk, Karen (Chuck) Bos, Sally (Dave) Hemmeke, Jayne(Stan) Konynenbelt, Ed (Judy) Nagelkirk, Dawn (Scott) Zondervan; 23 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, her brother Paul (Helen) Heyboer, many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A funeral service to honor Dorothy's life will be held at 1:00 pm (Eastern Time), Monday, September 24, 2018, at Third Christian Reformed Church, 10 West Central Ave., Zeeland, 49464. Visitation will be 3-6 pm, Sunday, at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland, 49464. Interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Christian Learning Center.

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Zeeland, MI 49464
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