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Greg A. Diekema

Obituary for Greg A. Diekema

July 26, 1952 - June 9, 2017
Zeeland, Michigan | Age 64

Obituary

Greg Alan Diekema, 64, of Zeeland, was carried in the arms of Jesus up to heaven on Friday, June 9, after a yearlong battle with cancer.

Greg was born in Holland to Ernest and Harriet (Poppema) Diekema and was a graduate of West Ottawa High School. He attended ITT Technical Institute in Indianapolis and spent the majority of his career at Donnelly Corporation and later Magna in Holland. He retired in January from his position as an Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at Magna.

Greg was a lifelong member of Pillar Church where he served as a deacon, elder, and Cadet Counselor for many years. Greg loved to fish, travel with his family, and enjoy a great campfire with friends.

Greg is survived by his wife of 33 years, Meribeth (Batema), his children Julie Diekema of Miami, FL, Carrie and Kyle Vermaire of Big Rapids, and Emily and Rick Koubek of Hershey, PA; brothers Wayne Diekema of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Dennis and Karen Diekema of Holland; in-laws, Ronald and Joanne Rozema; many special nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Debra Wilson.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Pillar Church in Holland with Rev. Jon Brown officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m Sunday, June 11, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland. Memorial Contributions may be given to Zeeland Christian or Holland Christian Schools. www.langelandsterenberg.com.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Zeeland Christian Schools
    334 West Central Avenue
    Zeeland, MI 49464

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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