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Hildegarde "Hilda" Heerspink

Obituary for Hildegarde "Hilda" Heerspink

April 1, 1929 - May 14, 2017
Holland, Michigan | Age 88


Hildegarde "Hilda" Lois Heerspink, age 88, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017. Hilda was born in Zeeland to Henry and Bessie Holstege on April 1, 1929. Her joy was found in being a wife to her husband Jerry and mother to her five children. Hilda enjoyed cooking and baking delicious pies, cakes and bread. She found pride in creating a neat and tidy home for her family. Everyone who got to know Hilda loved her because of her sweet spirit. She was an amazing listener and gave her love and wisdom generously. In her spare time, Hilda enjoyed knitting her famous slippers, hats, and mittens for her loved ones.

Hilda was preceded in death by her loving husband Jerry, of 44 years, on July 8, 1993, her oldest daughter Mary Potter on March 4, 2017, and her sister-in-law Gertrude Van Lenten.

Hilda is survived by her children: Keith Potter of Hamilton, Jan (Mike) De Fouw of Holland, Dave (Mary) Heerspink of Holland, Beth (Wayne) De Young of Holland, and Amy (Tim) Bouma of Hudsonville; brother Dr. Henry (Lois) Holstege; brothers-in-law: Floyd (Phyllis) Heerspink and John Van Lenten.

Hilda was blessed with many grandchildren including Scott (Sheri) Potter; Cory (Missy) Potter; Heather (Terry) Madison; Melissa (Cory) Kooyers; Jenny (Chris) Machiela; Mitch (Kendy) De Fouw; Katie (Bob) Norris; Kyle Heerspink; Eric (Jayme) De Young; Kristen (Aaron) Geurink; Matthew (Helena) De Young; Ross De Young; Trevor, Courtney and Brandon Bouma; also surviving are 28 great-grandchildren.

A funeral service to honor the faith and life of Hilda will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Ebeneezer Reformed Church, 5166 Ottogan St. Holland, MI 49423. Visitation will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 17 at the Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 East 16th Street, Holland, MI 49423, and prior to the funeral service at Ebenezer on May 18 at 10 am. Memorial contributions may be given to Spectrum Health Hospice, 100 Michigan Street NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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