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Janet V. Tazelaar

Obituary for Janet V. Tazelaar

September 11, 1920 - July 9, 2017
Macatawa, Michigan | Age 96


All is well, as Janet Virginia (Wierda) Tazelaar is at peace with her Heavenly Father and the love of her life, her wonderful husband, Arthur.

Janet was born in Grand Rapids and moved to Holland at an early age. She married her best friend, Arthur John Tazelaar, in 1941 and moved to their beloved Macatawa. Janet was a long-standing member of Third Reformed Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible School. She served in several offices with the Third Church Women's Guild. In her early years, she was a Garden Club Member, Camp Fire Leader, and served on the Camp Fire Board of Directors.

Janet was also a lifelong volunteer at several local nursing homes, as well as a weekly Friday volunteer at the Soup Kitchen from the time it started in 1991 until 2013. Among her many interest were her Third Church Circle, volunteering, flowers, birds and especially hummingbirds. She loved to travel, read, journal, walk on the beach, and make cookies to share with all her many friends and family.

Janet is survived by her children, William "Bill" Tazelaar and Mary (Charles) DeVries; siblings, Orthea Van Voorst, Elaine (Clair) Zwiep, Shirley Schregardus, Roger (Nancy) Wierda, Beverly Bos; sister-in-law, Audrey Wierda; and always so very important to her were her many nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews, and all her dear friends, who were a comfort and joy throughout her life.

Visitation is scheduled from 10:00-11:00am on Thursday, July 13 at Third Reformed Church, 111 W 13th St., Holland. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 11:30am with Rev. Kent Fry and Rev. Kama Jongarius officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens. To honor her memory, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that you bring cookies to a friend, soup to a loved one or find someone to cheer; and thank the Lord for everything you have and have been blessed with.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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